From: As told to Sourav Samadder
Pallav Nadhani of Fushioncharts lists out his top five favourite books, music and movies
Posted On Sunday, February 20, 2011
Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani is one of the best books of my collection says Pallav Nadhani...
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams: I just love Humour. This novel, which is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams's radio series boast of terrific characters and brilliant ideas on objects (spaceships, drinks etc.).
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell: I found this book very inquisitive. With the provocative questions and answers, it is a real delight.
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta: This narrative nonfiction about Mumbai boasts of fascinating imagery. A bouquet of real-life stories is vividly described.
The Alchemy of Desire by Tarun Tejpal: This book as shortlisted for the Prix Femina and won France's Le Prix Mille Pages for Best Foreign Literary Fiction. I adore the sensuous yet lucid language.
Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani: One of the best books of my collection, Imagining India presents a visionary look from a very inspiring leader.
Into the Wild by Eddie Vedder: Vedder plays with his weighty baritone in this earthy, folk album that catches on to you right from the onset.
Harvest by Neil Young: This album by Neil Young featuring David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor can transcend you to the land of musical ecstasy.
Hello Hello by Midival Punditz- Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj (Midival Punditz): This one has created ‘The new sound of 21st Century India’. And their recent release ‘Hello Hello’ explicates why.
Dev D by Amit Trivedi: Each and every song in this album is a masterpiece from the virtuoso. Tracks like ‘Pardesi’ and ‘Nayan Tarse’ are gems.
Piano Man by Billy Joel: Joel's first major hit and his signature song is one of those songs that I could listen all day long.
The Shawshank Redemption by Frank Darabont: Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman were just fantastic in this gem of a movie which works not only as an excellent prison drama, but as a symbol for overcoming our own prisons.
The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola: The Italian-American Corleone crime family film features in almost every favourite list. I just love the way Marlon Brando, Al Pacino acted in the Puzo masterpiece. It is a story that inspires hope, patience and freedom.
Memento by Christopher Nolan: I had been a lover of psychological thrillers. And Memento is one of the best psycho-thrillers with a very original concept. Guy Pearce was just awesome. Loved the subtleties discovered in every scene.
The Man from Earth by Richard Schenkman: This was not a widely distributed film but this David Lee Smith starrer challenges some very basic beliefs. Almost the entire movie is based on conversations in a room. It’s simple yet brilliant.
Clerks by Kevin Smith: This independent comedy film Reminds us how simple things can be so beautifully crafted in an engaging way.
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