My name is Sunil Maulik, and I was brought up in London, Bombay and Boston. I have been resident in Silicon Valley for the past twenty five years. I was trained as a scientist, but have always had a passion for art (painting) and literature (writing). I am also fascinated by journalism, design, high-culture, and puzzles.


Name: Sunil Maulik

Gender: Male

Age: Yes

Status: Vertical

Hometown: London, Bombay & Boston

Education: B.Sc.s (Physics/Biology); M.Sc. X-ray crystallography; Ph.D. Biophysics; Shodan, Shotokan karate

Schools: King’s College, London; Birkbeck College, London; Brandeis University


Contact Information: E-mail: sunilm1@yahoo.com; Twitter: @sunilm1; Skype: sunilm2


Books: Laughter & Forgetting; Midnight’s Children; Tristram Shandy; Love in the Time of Cholera; Gorin no sho

Films: Clockwork Orange; Tampopo; Blow-Up; 2046; 8/12; Syriana; Metropolis; The Apartment; Blood Simple; Ubearable Lightness of Being

Destinations: Sikkim, Patagonia, Nilgiris, Cartagena, San Miguel del Allende

Food: Palak paneer, Tagilatelle vonghole, Brouillade de truffes

TV: Forbrydelsen, Lost, Jeeves & Wooster, House of Games, Men of a Certain Age, The Good Wife


The breezy, romantic and politically entangled prose of Milan Kundera has been a source of inspiration and solace over the past twenty years. Rushdie’s lengthy digressions into physics, popular culture, and multilingual punning (as well as his overstuffed hyperbolic characters) have always been a source of amusement; the Zen cult of the Japanese martial artist (Miyamoto Musashi; Yukio Mishima) and the lifestyle of the lonely warrior (echoed in the contemporary prose of Haruki Murakami) held a powerful sway in my early adulthood.

Science writing and journalism has also interested me, everything from the impenetrable, sparse and occasionally elegant discourses of academic research papers; to more generalist science writing (the leaders in Science and Nature, as well as non-specialist science writing such as Wired, NY Times and NPR). I also take great delight in literary and film criticism, and find value in good literary theory.



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