Padmaja has been my dear friend for over fifteen years. In all that time, she has continually been a spark of light and energy, sunshine and enlightened music for the soul. It’s easy to love her from even a first meeting. She will challenge your ideas and beliefs with new ways of thinking in an intellectual and friendly debate, if you’re able to keep up with her, and take you out of your comfort zone should you engage. I am always learning when in her presence.