My Favourite

Apurva Purohit

No matter how busy the schedule, the Jagran Prakashan president makes time for reading 

Published 6 years ago on Sep 03, 2017 2 minutes Read
Vishal Koul

I’m a voracious reader — you could say I was born with a book in my hand. It’s hard to pick a favourite for a compulsive reader like me, but two of my favourite books are Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari and The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell. The latter, although written in 1930 is extremely contemporary.

I’m always up for an old fashioned mix of Gin and Campari made by my husband. With a vibrant blend of flavours, this drink is a deadly combination of a very 'just left of center’ taste! 

The Queen written by Peter Morgan is my all-time favourite. The screenwriting is phenomenal and conveys the inherent pressures of wearing the crown and Stephen Frears does a fine job of putting forth a well-orchestrated show. I was particularly floored by Helen Mirren’s portrayal of the monarch and the way she impeccably showcases the dilemma and pathos of Her Royal Highness.

Sports has been an integral part of my life. I’ve been a true blue hockey player and represented the state of Tamil Nadu in 1986-87. Every now and then, I love watching a tennis match.   

London certainly tops my list — the warm and endearing welcome it extends to anyone who visits is what a truly international city should do. I quite fancy the British wit; whether it's the door keeper or the London taxi driver. Most of all, I look forward to visiting the London Theatreland.