1. 56 in addition to four novels featuring the Master;

2. Arthur C. Clarke;

3. ‘If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same' from ‘If';

4. Della gifts Jim a fob for his pocket watch and Jim gets his wife combs made out of tortoiseshell and jewels;

5. Haiku;

6. Nissim Ezekiel's “Night of the Scorpion”;

7. Munshi Premchand and Kuvempu;

8. The Panchatantra;

9. The Pied Piper (of Hamelin fame);

10. William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey;

11. Turkey;

12. ‘Gurudev' Rabindranath Tagore;

13. Roald Dahl;

14. King Arthur;

15. Khushwant Singh.