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  • 207 references 178 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu; learning Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Research Scientist
  • Masters, Computer Science and Engineering
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About Me

INSTANT REJECTION if you send a blatant copy paste message without even taking the minimal effort of calling me by my name.

Please send a STAY REQUEST if you intend to stay at our place. Stay requests in the form of plain messages will be IGNORED.

Please send your requests/messages in English. If your written English isn’t good, please use Google Translate. Non-English requests will be instantly rejected.

As much as I would like to, due to the sheer volume of requests I get, I might not respond with a message on rejecting the request. Mostly, it could be one of the reasons mentioned above.

I am one of the biggest extroverts one will ever meet in one's life. Trust me on that. :) I am a Computer Scientist currently working as a Researcher in a famous Multi National Corporation. I double up as a (boring) stand up comedian when I am with my friends. I love to talk and go on and on for hours, but also am a good listener. I believe that when one speaks, one repeats what one knows and when one listens, one learns something new.

I am a believer, a big believer in humanity. I strongly believe that people are inherently nice and good at heart. I am broad minded and accepts everyone for the way they are. I prefer to find the good sides of people and concentrate on those.

Generally, I am very sarcastic and love photography, traveling, sleeping, cycling, playing Squash/Table Tennis/Football and meeting new people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I believe Couchsurfing to be the best thing that happened to the traveler in me. Being extremely social and extroverted and a big believer in humanity, I love meeting new people. I believe that I have something to learn from everyone I come across in my life. Though I understand that no one is perfect, I strongly feel that everyone is perfect in one way or the other.


I am interested in almost everything. I have a 'never stop learning' attitude. I am very enthusiastic about photography, football (the real one; not the American one), squash, table tennis, cycling, music, mathematics, history, geography, psychology, entrepreneurship, design and politics. I love to talk, dance (I suck at it nevertheless) and sleep (which I consider the best thing in one's life).

If I am not talking (a rare phenomenon) and not playing some sport, I am sleeping!

  • animals
  • cats
  • dogs
  • birds
  • arts
  • culture
  • humanities
  • writing
  • books
  • literature
  • poetry
  • singing
  • design
  • fashion
  • photography
  • film making
  • beauty
  • diy
  • music festivals
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • ballet dancing
  • education
  • womens rights
  • dining
  • seafood
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • coffee
  • desserts
  • organic food
  • yoga
  • running
  • meditation
  • walking
  • partying
  • gardening
  • clothing
  • politics
  • technology
  • news
  • movies
  • video games
  • chess
  • reading
  • traveling
  • eating out
  • cars
  • socializing
  • blogging

Music, Movies, and Books

I love music. I listen to anything remotely musical. Born with no singing skills, i am in the open about being jealous of good singers. I admire people with musical skills.

I watch a hell lot of movies and soaps. It's hard for me to choose a few favourites.

I love reading historical and fact based books. I claim to not really like fiction (I read some nevertheless), even though I like writing fiction.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Either I have done so many amazing things in life that I can't just choose one or I haven't done anything in life that makes the cut.

What's closest to the truth is that I believe in and love the little joys of life and the things I have done that I consider amazing are usually not seen the same way or seen unremarkable by others.

Teach, Learn, Share

Photography (I run a non-profit start up called Lumos Media which conducts free photography workshops and photowalks). I am also a graphic designer, hence, can help with photoshop/illustrator. I am pretty good with Mathematics, Computer Science and Humanities, especially History, in case anyone is interested. People say I am a good teacher. ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

My non-ending blabbering and hands down one of the best Couchsurfing stays. :D

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Germany, India, United Arab Emirates

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