I have a passion for music, and I have learned music for some time, both Western and Eastern (Carnatic). It is one of my aspirations to learn to compose music, which is going to take more time to get there.
Listening to NPR , or reading the New York Times and the BBC makes me feel good. Among other things, I appreciate the empathy I usually find in the NYT reporting and articles. It shows me that besides good writing skills and research there are other important things to consider in writing a good article. I also like listening to the old time radio shows in The Big Broadcast like Johnny Dollar, Dragnet, and Gunsmoke.
I am very interested in getting to know new people, new ideas, and learning new languages, and I have been learning German and French for some time.