My Favourite

Anurag Katriar

deGustibus Hospitality's director is a street-food aficionado 

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Published 4 years ago on May 27, 2016 Read
Soumik Kar

It's Indian food all the way because of its diversity. I simply love our street food, right from the chaat in Agra and Benares to the vada and misal pav in Mumbai and the jhal muri on the streets of Kolkata. When on the lookout for a full meal, I opt either for a Lucknowi Dum Biryani or Chhole Kulche or a plate of Meen Moili or even that delicious Chicken-65 from Hyderabad.

I liked Chak De! India for how well it conveyed age-old management techniques without getting too preachy. 3-Idiots is another favourite movie, simply because it advocates following your passion instead of getting stuck in stereotypes. Abhimaan was a poignant tale of how ego emerging from traditional beliefs creates havoc in your life.

Shift - Inside Nissan's Historic Revival by Carlos Ghosn is something I read a decade ago but I still find it very inspiring. Rebooting India by Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah is something I find interesting as it talks about how technology will disrupt and change everything.

I enjoy watching cricket. I was barely in my teens when India won its first World Cup and I have been hooked on to the sport since. I also find time to play lawn tennis as the game is a beautiful combination of speed and skill.

I am in awe of Sikkim's natural beauty and hospitable natives. To me, it is one of the most unheralded tourist destinations. It has picturesque landscapes right from the Yumthang Valley to the serene Changu lake to the calm Buddhist monasteries.