St.Stephen's College, Delhi- Simply the best in India (speaking of reputations)
University College, Oxford- Oldest college of Europe (we turned 750 in 1999!)
The London School of Economics and Political Science
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Politics- Aung San Suu Kyi
Writing- Walter Lippmann
Music- Jagjit Singh
Influences in Life
Dr. P.K. Chaulia- My father, a former civil servant in Orissa
R.Chandrakala My mother, a former lecturer of English in Andhra Pradesh
Usha Damerla- My painter, filmmaker wife with our son Debarchan and daughter Ahaana.
R.Subrahmanyam- My maternal uncle. He's a senior civil servant in India.
G.Sudhirbabu- Childhood pal. He and I grew up in the same street and played cricket for the same neighbourhood teams. We are simply inseperable. He's currently running his father's gas supply business.
Amitayu Chakravarty- Stephen's wouldn't have been 'COLLEGE' without his company.
Imran Khan- My Pakistani cricket partner in Oxford. He worked for Goldman Sachs in London after an engineering degree from Wadham College, Oxford.
Shaun Lawson- LSE made us thick and fast mates. We share eerily inverse personal histories- I went to LSE from University College (Oxford) and he to University College (Oxford) from LSE. That too with the same personal tutors!
Panuganti Srinivas- He is the most fashion-conscious, sartorially perfect fellow I've known. Besides an impressive wardrobe, he has a great sense of humour too. We went to school and junior college together. After gaining an MBA, he's works for software companies.
Reading and reviewing books and authoring articles (consumes 90% of my time)
Browsing through a dozen newspapers every morning before starting the day
Practising indoor cricket. I played for my college in Oxford
Amateur chess. The game was invented in India and the FIDE World Champion has been Indian.
Mentally preparing to be Foreign Minister of India one day!
"If your ideas are good, they should spread without coercion"
-Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati