My Favourite

Dilip Kapur

Hidesign's founder talks about his favourite movies and more

Two books that I especially like are Thomas Samuel Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine: How creativity works. Both  talk about the nature of creative thinking. Kuhn’s work is about the destruction of old ideas to make way for new thinking while Lehrer shows how creative thinking comes in bursts of creative destruction.

I like Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient. The film is set in the scenario of World War II and I think it is the most lyrical movie on the meeting of different worlds.

Undoubtedly, the favourite holiday destination has to be either Radhanagar beach, that is, Beach No.7, of Havelock island in Andaman or Chianti Valley in Tuscany, Italy. I consider Radhanagar the most beautiful beach in the world, while Chianti Valley has the greatest food and wine.

I appreciate sculptures the most. I like the art from old Chola sculptures from Tamil Nadu, where I reside, and modern installations of potter Ray Meeker.

I like everything that my kids give me of modern pop, except rap. But I still listen to my 1960s and 1970s music of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and the rock band Jefferson Airplane.