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  • About dillichaat
    Location
    Varies, currently in D.C.
    About Me
    Lived and worked as an expat in India (Delhi) from 08.2008-08.2014. A love/hate thing while I was there, the Indians will understand, the others should visit and knowledge will come. Looking back after having left India the love is stronger than the hate and I'm planning a trip back to the searing Delhi heat, the arguments with auto-wallahs and smoking a cigarette while shooting the crap over some chai with the shopkeepers close to khanna market.
    Interests
    Reading, architecture & design, playing with money, travel and generally enjoying life, looking for maximum yield with minimum effort ;-)
    Occupation
    Designing legislation and trying to implement it
    Guilty Pleasure
    No guilt here but I guess my fondness of superlative food, a drop of Lagavulin 16 YO whisky, 3 good quality cigars/week and occasionally opening the throttle full blast on a high-powered motorcycle (not in India though) would qualify for the purists
    Favorite Movies
    Lost in translation, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Schindler's list, Memento, The hurt locker, Das Weisse Band, True Grit.
    Favorite Music
    From Bach, Haydn to Placebo, I enjoy many styles, only stay away from heavy metal and pure electro.
    Favorite Books
    The wealth of nations (Smith), The decline and fall of the roman empire (Gibbon), Twilight in Delhi (Ahmed Ali), City of Djinns (Dalrymple).....but also pulp paperbacks when taking a long flight.
    Favorite Television Programs
    Carnivāle, Breaking Bad, The wire, Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, West Wing.
    Gender
    Male
  • Signature
    "It is preferable to have a criminal for a servant rather than a fool because a criminal's actions are predictable and you can protect yourself against them, whereas there is no telling what a fool's next move will be.

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  • Join Date: Sep 15th, 2008
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