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Listing some of the things on the internet and offline that I enjoy[/ed] in my free time.

[Podcasts] [Books] [Coffee]


  • Houston, We Have a Podcast. [webpage]
  • Humans of AI: Stories, Not Stats with Devi Parikh. [webpage]
  • Food, But We Digress by Alex (French Guy Cooking) [spotify]
  • The Anthropocene Reviewed with John Green [spotify]
  • Women in STEM Career & Confidence by Hannah Roberts [spotify]


Tracking my books in 2021&2022 on Notion.


  • The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling
  • The Lord of the Rings Series, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  • The Martian, Andy Weir
  • The Great Gatsby, Scott F. Fitzgerald
  • The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd; Murder on the Orient Express; And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams; Borrow from OpenLibrary!


  • Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Deep Work, Cal Newport
  • The Emperor of All Maladies; The Gene, Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh; I’d recommend this the most if you like math humor in a TV show.
  • Endurance, Scott Kelly
  • What If?, Randall Munroe
  • Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg


  • A Mathematician’s Apology by G.H. Hardy; read this after I watched this incredible video!
  • The Cathedral and The Baazar, Eric S. Raymond


Inspired by coffee pages from other researchers: Justine Sherry, Divyansh Kaushik, Akshay Narayan, I have curated coffees I enjoyed in India and Amsterdam. I enjoy brewing with Aeropress and Mokapot (and sometimes espresso)!


  • Rum Baba Coffee Roasters
  • Simon Levelt has a large selection of good quality coffees and teas


Favorite coffee roasters

Kerehaklu, a 70 year old estate in Chikmanglur supplies coffee to multiple coffee roasters across the country; I have sampled most of their coffees and loved it!

  • Third Wave Coffee Roasters
  • Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters
  • Toffee Coffee Roasters
  • KC Roasters
  • Instant Coffee from VS Mani Co.

Favorite cafes

I like these cafes for both the coffee selection and the foods they have. I have enjoyed both brewed specialty coffee and cappuccinos at these places.

  • Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, Bangalore. They source wonderful sourdough breads from Sour House India and have quite a delicious selection of open toasts.
  • Third Wave Coffee Roasters, Bangalore. Their selection of classic bagels is a perfect addition to your coffee.
  • Dyu Art Cafe, Bangalore. A pretty location and beautiful interiors. Their scrambled eggs are exactly how scrambled eggs are supposed to be: light and fluffly!
  • Roastery Coffee House, Hyderabad.
  • Feranoz, Hyderabad. The best patisserie in the city, their cakes and desserts are the best I’ve tasted so far! They have a good selection of coffee and freshly brewed teas to go with your desserts.

Note: If you want general recommendations for best foods to try and best places to eat in Bangalore and Hyderabad (and not just cafes), drop me a message.

Text me on twitter if you have any recommendations!