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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Location India
Introduction In search of myself. always...
Interests poetry, cinema, card games (Schafkopf/Sheepshead, Bridge, Bezique, Piquet, Polignac, Oh Hell!, Casino, Gin Rummy, etc.), party games like Mafia and Loups-Garous, writing, travelling, languages, history, politics
Favorite Movies The Passenger (1975), Summer Interlude, Ben Hur (1959), An Elephant Sitting Still, Children of a Lesser God, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Au Coeur du Mensonge, Absence of Malice, The Verdict, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Red (1994), Boy Meets Girl, Ghulami (1985), Si le vent te fait peur, Khamoshi the Musical, Life Is Beautiful, Mackenna's Gold, Fearful Symmetry, Deeply, Blackboard Jungle, The Gazebo, Vertigo, Rope, 12 Angry Men (1957, 1997), La Guerre Est Finie, Memories of Underdevelopment, Tim (1979), The Constant Gardener, Enemy at the Gates, Cheluvi, Sanshodhan, The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957), Snow Falling on Cedars, Christmas in August, Night of the Iguana, Tin Cup, Hedgehog in the Fog, The Wind (1928), Sokout, My Dinner with Andre, Fanny (1961), Blue (1993), 37°2 le matin, Ivan's Childhood, Plemya, Jules et Jim, The Outrage (1964), Kings Row (1942), Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Director's cut), The Lives of Others (2006), The Iron Giant, Im Winter ein Jahr, Solyaris, La meglio gioventù, The Song of Sparrows, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941), Johnny Belinda, Father and Daughter, The Danish Poet, Mon Chinois (2009, Cedric Villain), Dil Se, The Corn Is Green (1945), Manta Ray, A Good Year, La Haine, The Journey (1959), Angoor, The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Grave of the Fireflies, À tout de suite (2004), Highway (2014), Barbara (2012), Baadshah (1999), Moon (2009), Velaiyilla Pattathari, Woman in the Dunes, TV programs "Farz" (DD, ~1998), "Aranyak" (DD, ~1999), "Looking Beyond" (DD, ~1990), "Chanakya" (DD, 1990), "A River Somewhere" (1997), "Borgen" (2010), and Zindagi Gulzar Hai (2012)
Favorite Music "Beparwah" from Shahid, "Pehli Lohe Ki Chingari" from Revolver Rani, "Aval Appadi Onrum Azhagillai", "Why This Kolaveri Di" by Dhanush, "Xiao ping guo" by Chopstick Bros., "Sunta hai guru gyani" & "Ud jayega" by Kumar Gandharva, "Fare Thee Well", "Passionate Kisses", "10, 000 Miles" & others by Mary Chapin Carpenter, opening song of the anime series "Koi Kaze", "Aayega Aayega", "Paani paani re", "Bhej Kahaar", "Ae Dil-e-Naadan", "Humne dekhi hai un aankhon ki" & others by Lata Mangeshkar, "Ankhiyon ke jharokhon se" by Hemlata, "Amara Terra Mia" by Domenico Modugno, "Che Sara" by Jimmy Fontana, "Marie's the Name" & many others by Elvis Presley, "Love Is Blue" by Paul Mauriat, soundtracks of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, Tri orísky pro Popelku, Vanaprastham, & Anonimo Veneziano, "Bombay Talkie" soundtrack from The Darjeeling Limited, "Marina" by Marino Marini, "Bahon Ke Darmiyan" from Khamoshi The Musical, "Na Kajre Ki Dhaar" from Mohra, "Raah Mein Unse Mulaqat Ho Gayi" from Vijaypath, "Beera" from Raavan, "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, "Sun Is Shining" by Bob Marley, "Paths That Cross" by Patti Smith, "Kissa Hum Likhenge" by MG Sreekumar and Anuradha Paudwal, "Chhod Aaye Hum" from Maachis, "Gravity" from Wolf's Rain, "Jiski Rachna Itni Sundar", "Teri Chhoti Si Ek Bhool", "Ae Mere Udaas Man" & others by Yesudas, "Allah ke Bande" by Kailash Kher, "Que C'est Beau La Vie" by Jean Ferrat, "Les paradis perdus" by Christophe, "Eccoti" by Max Pezzali, "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes, "Pierre de Grenoble" & others by Malicorne, "Javeda Zindagi" from Anwar, "Yalnızım" by Çeşitli Sanatçılar, "Kariya I Love You" from Duniya, "Chinna chinna aasai" from Roja, "Aiaiiyo" from Paruthiveeran, "Barxa Ritu Bhal Pao", Corsican song "Sintinnedi", "Snehithane", music by Zbigniew Preisner and Vangelis, music of "The Monk and the Fish", "Ji re ji re" from Bajirao Mastani, "Roop suhana lagta hai", "Dil hoom hoom kare" by Bhupen Hazarika, "Trying to catch a spark" by Tyler Fortier
Favorite Books Les Misérables, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Brothers Karamazov, God Inside Out: When Siva Plays, The Yearling, The Song of the World, Little Dorrit, The Valley of Fear, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi), Bleak House, The Ice Palace, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Uzbek and Siberian folk-tales, Marx's Theory of Alienation by István Mészáros, Acharya Vishnugupta Chanakya by Satyaketu Vidyalankar, stories "Leiningen versus the Ants", "Andrina", and "Adam Urbas", stories "Dare's Gift", "Gallagher", and several others from the American South, story "Rain" by W. Somerset Maugham, story "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" by Mark Twain, stories "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist", "The Adventure of Silver Blaze" and "The Adventure of the Priory School" by Arthur Conan Doyle, plays "Rosmersholm", "A Public Enemy", "The Master Builder", "Little Ejolf" and "The Wild Duck" by Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt, To Kill a Mockingbird, story "Solitude de la Pitié" by Jean Giono, Letters from My Windmill, almost any story by O. Henry, John Macnab, dictionaries

When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?

I prayed to God. Make it live an enchanted life where no unruly boys pluck it in its youth, where there are no rational science teachers.