After I read my first book at age 17.
Besides spending time with my family: reading, video games, sport climbing.
Sure. Although, I guess I've never really experienced it myself. I definitely dislike a lot of the stuff that I write, but that's usually just one more reason to keep going.
Admittedly, I haven't read all that much Indian literature. Of the couple of books I've read, I really liked Aravind Adiga's "Between the Assassinations" and Arundhati Roys' "The God of Smalls Things".
I guess that depends a lot on the stage of the writing process you are currently going through. But generally speaking I'd say: it's rather energizing - at least for me.