A list of things that I am conscious of having contributed to my world-view. Some significantly, others only slightly so.


  • The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1), Robert Caro
  • Man’s Search For Meaning, Victor Frankl
  • Seeking Wisdom, Peter Bevelin
  • Ponniyin Selvan, Kalki.
  • Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanism, Johannes Bronkhorst
  • The Making of the Indo-Islamic World, Andre Wink
  • Thirukural
  • Infinite Vision
  • How will you measure your life? Clayton Christensen


  • Aboorva Sagodhargal
  • Virumandi
  • Le Samouraï
  • Chinatown
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Video Games




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