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Ravi Shankar, musician and sitarist, plays the Festival of India at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Last book I bought:
“Digital Fortress” by Dan Brown

Book I’m reading:
“Digital Fortress”

Total number of books I own:
Several hundred

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“Mahabharata” (Indian mythology)
“Geetanjali” by Rabindranath Tagore
“Rubaiyat” by Omar Khayyam
“Angels & Demons” by Dan Brown
“Droll Stories” by Honore de Balzac

Last film I saw:
“Paheli,” directed by Amol Palekar

Last DVD I bought:
“Mystic River,” directed by Clint Eastwood

Total number of films I own:
Hundreds

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“Spellbound,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock
“Pather Panchali,” directed by Satyajit Ray
“The Apartment,” directed by Billy Wilder
“Rashomon,” directed by Akira Kurosawa

Stereo or iPod:
Both

Last CD or song I bought:
I don’t buy CDs (They are given to me!)

Song currently playing:
Indian classical

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
Anything melodious, soft and lyrical.
“Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be),” Doris Day
“Here Comes the Sun,” the Beatles
“Come Away with Me,” Norah Jones
“Haye Re Woh Din” (Hindi Song)
“Maya Bharati” (Bengali Song)

Favorite wine:
Good Champagne only

Favorite charity:
UNICEF, PETA

Favorite vacation:
Seldom get a chance

Favorite vice:
Fantasizing

Five people I’d like to see answer this survey:
The Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth, Hugh Hefner, Saddam Hussein, Truman Capote

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