This is a wonderful piece and a brutal reminder of all the opportunities I have let slip by in the past. (I should be fluent in Turkish, Danish, Italian and Spanish by now!)
My favorite quote in the article:
His final preparation consisted of watching Hindi soap operas, which have become a bonus pleasure, he said. “I get to feel less guilty about watching trash TV,” he said. “To watch ‘The Bachelor’ in English is one thing, but in Hindi it’s O.K.”
Hope you enjoy and are inspired!