Born in India, educated in the States, and living in Mexico, after all the languages, foods, and cultures I'm not even gonna attempt to 'make sense of it all'.
I travel often and have some good stories. Get a few drinks in me and I'll entertain you with tales of military coups, cultural impressions, and ancient Buddhist hamlets.
Lolita, The Magus, Neuromancer, Snow Country, The English Patient, Naked Lunch, The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, The Brothers Karamazov, Upanishads, Maldoror, Rayuela, Tao Te Ching, tons more
Film: Luis Buñuel is my favorite director.
Persona, The Shining, La Jetee, Antoine et Colette, The Holy Mountain, Blue Velvet, The Obscure Object of Desire, Andrei Rublev, Underground, In the Mood for Love, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Claire's Knee, Hable con Ella
Aphex Twin, Bach, Coltrane, DJ Screw, Stereolab, My Bloody Valentine, The Beatles, Zakir Hussein, Pygmy music, Juana Molina, Stockhausen, Sun Ra, Brian Eno, Beethoven, Ryoji Ikeda, Gamelan music, Astor Piazolla, Paco De Lucia, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Stravinsky, Cocteau Twins, Caetano Veloso, Terry Riley
- you'd like to watch a film in the theater (cell phones/laptops are no good for cinema!)
- you want to make music (I've got a drum, two guitars, bass, banjo, sitar, piano, conga in my house).
- you want to meet a cultured person of substance