Harry RamaniHarry Ramani

Hicksville NY

Member since 2019

I was born in India in1952. My father was killed when I was four in tragic circumstances about which I would still like some answers. My mom being illiterate had to wage a struggle to bring us five children up. But those were the best lessons anyone can learn and I was lucky to be admitted in a great school where I spent my years between pre school and high school graduation.

After college I worked in a bank and came to the USA in 1985.

What’s your favorite movie/book/play and why? 

My favourite book is “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. It is about an impoverished young orphan and I identified.

If you were having your last meal on earth what would it be? 

Lentils and rice

What do you do in your spare time? (e.g., hobbies or other volunteer work)

I run an online business and my little spare time is spent working out or long walks or reading or having interesting conversations with the wonderful folks in the Ethical Society. I love international travels

What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend? 

Read, watch TV, hike or go on a long walk. If I can travel I might drive or take a quick flight to an interesting city.

What is your ideal vacation? 

Travel overseas, preferably to a historic place like Rome

What is your favorite quote? 

A House divided against itself can never stand (Lincoln )

Who is your role model, hero, or inspiration – and why? 

Abraham Lincoln. He had so little yet accomplished so much

If you could do one thing over in life, what would it be (or had done that you never did) 

Be closer to my late grandmother

What is one thing you absolutely want to do before you die? 

Travel more

Why are you a member of EHSLI? 

Because here I meet kindred spirits