I love to read novels in free time. Here is a comprehensive list of novels which I have read in last few years.


  • Zen and the Art of motorcycle maintenance
  • Midnight Children
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Harry Potter I-VII
  • The Hobbit
  • The Silmarillion
  • Animal Farm
  • A Passage to India
  • Catch-22
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Maus
  • Goosebumps
  • The Overcoat
  • 1984
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Prince
  • Great Expectations
  • The Kite Runner
  • Little Women


  • Imagining India
  • The Google Story
  • Gandhi and Churchill
  • Indian Philosophy Vol I and II
  • The Hindu view of Life
  • The Hindu quest for the Perfection of Man
  • India after Gandhi
  • Everybody loves a good Drought
  • India Unbound
  • India Untouched: The Forgotten Face of Rural Poverty
  • Indira
  • What is Life? And Mind And Matter (Schrodinger)
  • Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynmann
  • Poor Economics

World War II and The Manhattan Project

  • Copenhagen (Drama)
  • Brighter Than a Thousand Suns


Here is a list of my favorite movies.

World War II

  • Der Untergang (The Downfall)
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Pianist
  • Schindler’s List
  • Judgement at Nuremberg
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • Sophie Scholl
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Valkyrie

Other Wars, Civil Wars, Riots, Genocides

  • Waltz with Bashir
  • Hotel Rwanda

Non-war movies

  • Into the Wild
  • Cast Away
  • Forrest Gump
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • The Godfather I-III
  • Lord of the Rings I-III
  • The Namesake
  • Amadeus
  • City of God


I love to read random articles on wikipedia in my free time. Did you know that starting from any article, if you keep clicking the first link that comes in the subsequent articles, you will eventually reach the Wikipedia page for Philosophy.

McKinsey Quarterly

I usually read McKinsey quarterly reports when I am bored of technical readings.