To name a few:
The Oil and the Glory by Steve levine, Krakatoa by simon Winchester
The Prize by Daniel Yergin
The Indian Epics Retold by R K Narayan
By and large, i look for style and good language more than a particular genre. I'll read anything as long as it's well-written.
Movies...well, I watch the ones where you dont have to use your brains much! But then, there are always some worthy of thought...Cinderella Man,LA Confidential and all tamasha movies of Jason Statham :)
TV series: This is my territory. I guess that what one does in university hostels - back-to-back marathon sessions of Mad Men,Suits,Breaking Bad,Downton Abbey,Arrested Development, Community, Two and a Half Men...
Music - trance and techno,mohd rafi songs for Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor and some brainless bozos of Himesh Reshamiya when i am at work and need some background 'noise'!
Food - I eat and i eat and then burn it all away. Burgers at habanero and truffles,lettuce salad i make at home,nandhini mini-meal,fruits and chips.
My Trek 3700,
A text box wont get the mood going, will it?
U r looking for reasonable intelligence (hit the mensa club if u want more!)
U will have the common courtesy to say good bye if u don't wanna talk anymore.