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Vishal Koul

My Favourite

Ajay Relan
Ajay Relan of CX Partners loves to sweat it out on the tennis court

It has to be the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. It’s an inspiring tale of man’s resilience in the face of insurmountable odds. In investing, Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman is my favourite given its rich insights into value investing. Among the new age writers, I enjoy reading titles from Amitav Ghosh and Booker prize winner Julian Barnes.

The film I could watch again and again is The Godfather and Vertigo. My favourite director in Hollywood remains Martin Scorsese. Though I also watch Bollywood movies across genres, I prefer meaningful cinema. One such favourite is The Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra.

I love Thai cuisine. I am a carnivore and love raan (leg of lamb), which is well marinated and roasted. I have to say this that the raan that we make at home is much better that would you would get at Bukhara.

I am a teetotaller and prefer to have the homemade nimboo (lemon) soda — neither sweet nor salted. I have it every evening and morning. I don’t drink tea or coffee. For a long time I was a Coke Zero addict, but gave it up few months back after doubts were raised on whether it was carcinogenic or not.

Tennis is my all-time favourite. It’s a beautiful game and has some intricate nuances. I love the adrenalin rush that I get through playing a competitive set. I play it six days a week at least one and half hours day in the morning.

I love Mashobra on the outskirts of Shimla for its pristine air, huge mountains. It’s like nature at its best. I often visit this place along with my wife and other couple friends. Overseas, I don’t have any go-to-destination. I am a hardcore desi.

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