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People in the city: Arpita Das

Here's something you should know about 36-year-old Arpita Das.

entertainment Updated: Feb 06, 2011 01:22 IST
Surabhi Chauhan

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Hometown New Delhi College St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi Occupation Publisher and Bookstore owner Facebook Friends 345 Best Website

Favourite Books W.G. Sebald’s

The Rings of Saturn

; Julian Barnes’s Flaubert's


Favourite Film Right now, it is

The King’s Speech

Favourite Bollywood Film

Jaane bhi do Yaaron

Favourite Dish Shorshe baata Maach and Goan Sausage Pulao Favourite Song Non, Je ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf Favourite Musician Tracy Chapman Style Icon Any female character from an Iris Murdoch novel Favourite dive bar The Living Room Favourite store in Delhi Fact and Fiction book shop, Vasant Vihar Beer or Wine Beer when I am broke, Wine when I am not Heels or Flats flats City life or the country life I like getting away from the city but the city won’t let me go! North Indian cuisine or South Indian cuisine South Indian cuisine

Favourite Authors Can’t pick one - Jane Austen, W.G. Sebald and Hergé Favourite moment in Delhi Gay Pride Parade 2009 Favourite Restaurant in Delhi Gunpowder at Hauz Khas Village What inspires you Good conversation Favourite activity on a Sunday Staying in bed all day Your last regret purchase Chinese coffee — it’s awful! Pet Peeve Poor service in a swish restaurant Best food in Delhi Kebabs from roadside joints Money in your wallet Rs 110 Favourite Delhi Slang Thulla You can never have too many Vodka Tonics Craziest thing you’ve ever done Started an independent bookstore (Yodakin) Blackberry or Iphone Don’t have either Best advice Don’t take anything I have said seriously Favourite dessert Gulab Jamun from Nathu’s in Bengali Market The one thing you can’t live without Coffee Best thing about living in Delhi You learn to be a survivor super quick