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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Publisher and Managing Editor
Location Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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Introduction Pessimist, basically. The good thing about it is that whatever you gain or earn, that is a bonus. I love people or hate them -- wholeheartedly -- no middle business. Always seeking love, though, haven't found a meaningful one yet. Just that.
Interests Till some time back, my main interest was booze; now, alas, I am off it. Now, what else? Yes, sleeping, reading papers and books with a scrutinising eye, chatting (that a late trend) on poolani@gmail.com, and watching stupid Malayalam cinema in which all the time Mohanlal and Mammootty triumph (why is it so?). Publishing books, reviewing others' books, feeding stray dogs, abusing the snooty
Favorite Movies La Strada, Apu Trilogy, Bicycle Thieves, Malayalam movies scripted by Sreenivasan and/or directed by Sathyan Anthikad, Strawberry and Chocolate, Forrest Gump, Citizen Kane, Cinema Paradiso, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. Apart from this, certain movies by Zanussi, Bertolucci, Fellini, Godard, Tarkowski, Bergman, Woody Allen, Ray, Benegal, Antonioni, Ghatak...
Favorite Music English country songs, old Kishore-da melodies. Ditto (old) Tamil and Malayalam songs. Apart from that both Hindustani and Carnatic music (vocal and instrumental).
Favorite Books A difficult answer; better I say my favourite authors: Orwell, O V Vijayan, Basheer, VKN, Narayana Pillai, Hunter Thompson, Tom Wolfe, Waugh, Kundera, Marquez, Rex Reed, Mike Dash, Doyle, Wilbur Smith, Kafka, Camus, Gunter Grass, Yasunari Kawabata, Mario Vargas Llhosa...

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