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Know more about Nikhil Malik.

music Updated: Jun 14, 2011 01:54 IST

NikhilMalik, 21, musician, VikasMarg

Hometown: Delhi

College: IIMT, Ideal Institute of Management and Technology,Delhi

Facebook friends: 1110

Best website: www.musiciansfriend.com

Favourite book: Works of Kahlil Gibran

Favourite film: Shutter Island

Favourite quote: Nolonging remains unfulfilled

Favourite dish: Thai Red Curry

Favourite market: Khan Market

Style icon Mark: Tremonti

Sexual preference: Heterohttp://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/edstoryImg/271009/guitar.jpg

Long hair or short hair: Long hair

Sneakers or sandals: Chappals

Beer or wine: Wine

Bollywood films or Hollywood films: Hollywood

Favourite dive bar: One Café Bar

Janpath or Sarojini Nagar: Janpath

Boxer or briefs: Boxers

Korean cuisine or Konkan cuisine: Korean

Frequency of sex: Can’t disclose

Who does your hair: Depends on my mood.Sometimes a Rs50, sometimes a Rs500 one.

Who inspires you: My Father and Mike Einziger

Your last regret: purchase T-shirts from USA, Rs10,000.

Best thing you’ve ever bought: A PRS! (Guitar)

Delhi summers or Delhi winters: Delhi winters

Pet causes: Save our home ( the Earth)

Pet peeve: Hypocrisy

Favourite spot in Delhi: Lodhi Road, at 2 am Would love to have dinner with Someone who doesn’t talk while eating.

Money in your wallet: (at the moment) Rs1,260

You can never have too many: Chloromints

Craziest thing you’ve ever done: Wedding crashing

The one thing you can’t live without: Xbox 360

Pet on the bed or off the bed: No pet

What do you prefer to have for breakfast: Wake up around lunchtime

Favourite Indian outfit: White kurta Junk or ethnic jewellery Ethnic

Hill station or sea beach: Hill station

Favourite perfume: Hugo Boss

Who is your favourite singer: Close tie between Brandon Boyd and Myles Kennedy

Best thing about living in Delhi: Food

What would you want to change about Delhiites: Attitude and anger-management

Favourite Delhi slang and its meaning: Ghanta.We all know what it means

What’s more
Malik is the lead guitarist with Cyanide, a Delhi based alternative rock band. His tryst with guitar started after watching his
seniors play in the school assembly. After months of non-stop practice, he decided to form a band Blank Noize with his school friends. With little knowledge of recording and mixing, Malik recorded Blank Noize’s debut album in 2008, which turned out to be the highest selling album of the year by an independent band. Meanwhile, they played at various college festivals and
recorded the second album for Blank Noize that helped them make it through to Channel V’s Launchpad — a national rock band competition. The band stood fifth in the competition. In 2009, he joined Cyanide, and has performed regularly at various Indian cities. Malik is also working on a project called Mulakaat, which is an Indo-Pak theatre/film/dance festival.

Catch him live
What: @ stage with Half Step Down
Where: Manajsa, G 12, Hauz Khas
When: June 29
Entry fee: Rs200
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas on the Yellow Line