Vivek realized out he could read at the age of 4 or 5, when he started picking out words like Duryodhana and Jarasandha from the Mahabharata his uncle used to read to him every night. His reading is eclectic (a fancy way of saying 'all over the place'). He likes to read fiction and non-fiction. His current topics of interest are science, history, technology and travelogues. He usually goes through two or three books at a time, usually from different genres to keep from getting mixed up. He is constantly looking for book recommendations. When he is not reading, Vivek works in IT and runs long distances.