to read

  • guns, germs and steel - jared diamond
  • sapiens - yuval noah harari
  • the language of food - dan jurafsky
  • the melancholy of resistance - lászló krasznahorkai
  • the silk roads - peter frankopan
  • the tombs of atuan - ursula le guin
  • ways of seeing - john berger
  • why nations fail - daron acemoglu, james a robinson
  • opp alle jordens homofile - gerd brantenberg
  • le petit prince - antoine st exupery
  • borne - jeff vandermeer

currently reading

  • no time to spare - ursula le guin
  • the hour of the star - clarice lispector
  • min første ole brumm-bok - oversettet av harald dyrkorn og tone dannevig
jan 7 2018 ∞
jan 23 2019 +

countries i have lived in

  • india
  • korea
  • germany
  • united states

countries i have travelled to on vacation

  • japan
  • thailand
  • switzerland
  • austria
  • belgium
  • hungary
  • czech republic
  • poland
sep 19 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
  • roadrash
  • the sonic series
  • the commander keen series
  • the biomenace series
  • dangerous dave
  • wolfenstein 3d
  • the doom series
sep 19 2017 ∞
sep 19 2017 +

countries i want to see at least once, in order of priority

  • iceland
  • all 3 scandinavian countries
  • new zealand
  • australia
  • indonesia
  • greece
  • france
  • spain
  • canada
  • dubai
  • mexico
  • nepal
sep 19 2017 ∞
dec 17 2018 +

in alphabetical order

  • conchiglie
  • fettucine
  • fusilli
  • pappardelle
  • rigatoni
  • tortellini
oct 20 2018 ∞
oct 20 2018 +
  • convert (imagemagick) for basic image processing
  • deadbeef for music playback
  • ex falso for music tagging
  • ffmpeg for basic video processing
  • google chrome is a fast browser
  • gruvbox dark theme for gnome terminal
  • pcmanfm is a fast file explorer
  • soulseek for music sharing
  • texlive-full for converting resumes written in latex to PDF
oct 31 2018 ∞
oct 31 2018 +

A list of decks that i got 12 wins in classic challenges with, along with a brief explanation of how to play them. This list has been updated over the years, in chronological order. Because of how quickly the meta shifts in Clash Royale, not all of these decks are necessarily viable in the current meta.

  • Log bait: knight, princess, goblin gang, goblin barrel, ice spirit, inferno tower, log, rocket. Bait out their log, then go hard with knight + goblin gang or knight + goblin barrel. 1-crown deck.
  • Miner poison: miner, poison, knight, electro wizard, inferno tower, log, ice spirit, goblins / skeletons / bandit. Constant defense and counter-pushing. Miner chips. Bring out the poison in double elixir time. Never let them get through. 1-crown deck.
  • Spell cycle: knight, ice wizard, ice spir...
jan 11 2019 ∞
mar 5 2019 +

Welcome to my Listography! If you're new here, this is a site for making lists, usually about yourself. I use it as a personal page. Look around to learn more about me.

I was born in 1994 in Mumbai, India. My home is Pune, a beautiful city about four hours away. I'm a computer scientist by training. I like to read, and I love exploring music (my favourite genres are hardcore punk and indie rock). I also love long-distance biking. I enjoy travelling whenever I get the opportunity to, and for the last few years I've been fortunate enough to have the chance to visit some very beautiful and interesting places for reasons of study, business or tourism. Currently, I reside in the United States.

I usually go by the name kwon online.

feb 21 2018 ∞
mar 2 2018 +

i only buy albums i consider timeless and that i can enjoy across many listens

  • hyori - monochrome
  • boa - kiss my lips
  • f(x) - 4 walls
  • f(x) - red light
  • f(x) - nu abo
  • luna - free somebody
  • girl's day - everyday
  • girl's day - everyday #5
  • aoa - good luck
  • minzy - work 01 uno
  • gain - end again
  • ha:tfelt - me?
  • wonder girls - why so lonely
  • bestie - love emotion
  • aoa - bingle bangle
sep 24 2017 ∞
jan 9 2019 +

besides hardcore punk, a lot of the music i listen to falls in the genres of math rock, post-hardcore, post-rock, indie rock and noise rock. here are some bands in these genres that i like, in alphabetical order

  • 33.3 - jazzy post-rock with a cello
  • diabologum - spoken word, french, slightly noisy
  • don caballero - instrumental, complex, funky
  • ghosts and vodka - bright, energetic, instrumath
  • hurtmold - jazzy post-rock from brazil
  • june of 44 - math rock, angular
  • pele - post rock, really pleasant
  • polvo - indie rock / math rock, noisy at times
  • raymond brake, the - indie rock inspired by polvo
  • rodan - post-hardcore
feb 12 2018 ∞
dec 17 2018 +

india

  • pune
  • mumbai
  • dehradun
  • delhi
  • goa
  • hyderabad
  • ooty
  • mahabaleshwar
  • lonavla
  • patiala
  • cochin
  • chilika

korea

  • suwon
  • seoul
  • busan
  • sokcho
  • jinhae
  • jeju
sep 20 2017 ∞
feb 9 2019 +

all in alphabetical order, the best of the best. many great songs didn't make the list

2019

  • luna - even so
  • jisook - big dipper
  • mamamoo - gogobebe
  • sunmi - noir
  • zgirls - what you waiting for

2018

  • amber, luna - lower
  • aoa - bingle bangle, ladi dadi
  • apink - i'm so sick
  • blackpink - square up (all songs except DDDD), kiss and make up (with dua lipa)
  • boa - nega dola, irreversible, i want you back
  • chungha - roller coaster
  • gugudan - not that type
  • exid - lady
aug 8 2018 ∞
mar 15 2019 +

completed (in chronological order, earliest first):

  • algorithms 1 - stanford
  • networked life - upenn
  • cryptography 1 - stanford
  • korean 1 - yonsei
  • machine learning - stanford
  • matrix algebra for engineers - hkust
  • fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio - hkust
jan 15 2019 ∞
feb 25 2019 +

i like kayaking. it's calming. places listed in chronological order

  • spreewald, lübbenau, germany
  • vltava, prague, czech republic
  • zalew bagry, kraków, poland
  • lake hume, sequoia national forest, usa
  • lake tahoe, nevada, usa
  • pacific ocean by la jolla, california, usa
  • colorado river by willow beach, arizona, usa
aug 6 2018 ∞
jan 6 2019 +

both active and formerly active, in alphabetical order

  • 2ne1
  • aoa
  • bestie
  • boa
  • dal shabet
  • f(x)
  • girl's day
  • kara
  • lee hyori
  • wonder girls, sunmi, yeeun

girl's day have been my favourite group ever since i got into kpop

sep 19 2017 ∞
aug 8 2018 +

in chronological order, along with the most noteworthy things about them

  • shenandoah, virginia - skyline drive
  • sequoia, california - towering sequoia and redwood trees
  • kings canyon, california - imposing stone cliffs
  • zion, utah - snowy red cliffs
  • death valley, california - volcano hiking trail
dec 31 2018 ∞
jan 3 2019 +

emoviolence, screamo, crust punk, whatever

america + canada

  • botch
  • loma prieta
  • beau navire
  • ampere
  • orchid
  • kidcrash
  • lautrec
  • damezumari
  • breakwater
  • calculator
  • charles bronson

france

  • daïtro
  • bâton rouge
  • 12xu
  • mihai edrisch
  • gantz
sep 24 2017 ∞
feb 26 2018 +

in alphabetical order. the quality of the film isn't important here, the soundtrack is

  • aaja nachle
  • andhadhun
  • chak de
  • delhi 6
  • delhi belly
  • devdas
  • dev d
  • dil chahta hai
  • dil se
  • guru
  • jab harry met sejal
  • jab we met
  • jaane tu ya jaane na
  • kal ho na ho
  • lagaan
  • lakshya
  • life in a metro
  • masaan
jan 29 2019 ∞
jan 29 2019 +

in order of completion, with the most recent trees last

  • french
  • english (from french)
  • esperanto
  • norwegian
  • danish
  • korean
  • swedish
  • german
  • spanish
  • portuguese
  • hindi
  • italian

i enjoy completing trees on duolingo to get a tourist's view of a language. finishing a decently-structured duolingo tree will take you upto slightly below A1 proficiency for a language covered by CEFR

my favourite trees on duolingo are norwegian and french, which coincidentally are ...

sep 19 2017 ∞
jan 11 2019 +

native languages

  • english
  • hindi

romance languages

  • french
  • spanish
  • portuguese

germanic languages

  • german
  • norwegian
  • danish
  • swedish

others

  • korean
  • esperanto
sep 19 2017 ∞
nov 13 2017 +