I can watch Star Trek all day, says author Amish Tripathi

  • — As told to Manali Shah, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2015 15:14 IST

Amish Tripathi, author, misses the good ol’ days when coffee was just coffee; is yet to watch The Hobbit : Battle of the Five Armies.

Dine out, order in or cook a fancy meal?
I prefer to eat at home. Unfortunately, what I used to cook best (Egg Maggi) has been banned.

Can cook a five-course meal/make a sandwich/don’t know how the gas works?
Would you call dal, sabzi, rice, raita and roti a five-course meal? I can cook that.

More likely to order: a complex Iced Frappe or straight up espresso?
I miss the days when all we had to order was ‘coffee’, not one from a long list of confusing variations.


Party till dawn or wake up early for yoga?

I party only with my family and close friends. And I normally wake up early regardless of the time I go to sleep.

Favourite author?
I read a lot; so I have too many favourite authors. Among the recent ones I’ve read, I love Dr Ambedkar and MT Vasudevan Nair.

A movie/book you’ve been meaning to catch up on...
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Lord of the Rings is a teeny bit better. But Harry Potter is damn good as well.

Twitter or Instagram?
Twitter. I’m not on Instagram.

Favourite hashtag?
#ScionOfIkshvaku. My second favourite is #NoSuch-ThingAsTooMuchMarketing.

A TV show you could watch reruns of all Sunday.
The original Star Trek series with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. “To boldly go where no man has gone before”. We had so many silly jokes in school on this line.


— As told to Manali Shah

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