Antoine Algrain, 40

Store manager, Decathlon

What is your most prized possession?

The 1,000 books I have collected over the past 20 years.

If you were granted a wish what would it be?

I wish I could have enough children to build a football team.

Your biggest fear?

Spiders, especially the jumping ones! It’s like someone’s hand running on its own.

What does happiness mean to you?

Laughing about everything with everybody around, staying near the chimney after a day of skiing, and feeling the love of my people.

If you could what would you undo?

If I could start my life again, I would do exactly the same. Regretting is poisonous!

Lakshmi Meera, 37

Director, South India Institute of Fashion Technology

What is your most prized possession?

Life. I feel people don’t enjoy life enough. We are obsessed about achieving something.

If you were granted a wish what would it be?

I don’t need any wish. I want to live life the way it is.

Your biggest fear?

I am terrified of birds fluttering their wings. When I am close to a hen or a crow, I try to keep a safe distance.

What does happiness mean to you?

Being with people. And, doing something meaningful for another life.

If you could what would you undo?

Nothing. If I dwell on that, I will want to change many things. But I keep away those thoughts. I am content with my life.