Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (the more things change, the more they stay the same).
Talking to our cats.
Too many to list. But has to include Satyajit Ray's "Charulata" and his "Days and Nights in the Forest"; as well as the films of Mrinal Sen and Ritwik Ghatak. Apart from Tollywood films, I am a fan of Roman Polanski, Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, Sally Potter, Hal Hartley, Jim Jarmusch and Pan Nalin, amongst other directors.
Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Merengue, the Stones, Handel, Purcell, Bach, Tinariwen, Mali music, Chopin, Ross Daly, Pearl Jam, Patti Smith, Neil Young, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Leonard Cohen.
Vikram Seth, Rohinton Mistry, Amitav Ghosh, Amit Chaudhuri, Jhumpa Lahiri, E.M. Forster, Thomas Hardy, Paul Theroux, John Le Carre, Michael Dibdin, Lionel Shriver, Pankaj Mishra, to name but a few of the authors I admire.
Favorite Television Programs
Old British comedies (Faulty Towers, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Not the 9 o'Clock News, Blackadder); Greek satire (Ellinofrenia); Prime Suspect; anything about travel with Michael Palin or Michael Wood; Richard Attenborough documentaries; M.A.S.H.
“The real home of man is not his house but the road. Life itself is a travel that has to be done by foot.”
― Bruce Chatwin