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  • 23 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Software Engineer
  • Graduate - Computer Science Major
  • From San Diego, CA, USA
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About Me

I am Software Engineer, turned AI Scientist turned Tech Entrepreneur by profession. I can show you places around San Diego and have fun and intellectual conversations . I have lived in different countries and happy to give vacation advise to those places! If you like long drives and adventure and my time permits, I can take you to beaches and hiking into the mountains or camping into national park.

I like deep conversations and meaningful connection! I wake up in the morning with a desire to enjoy the world and even more desire to improve the world into a better place, that keeps me on my toes and drives me in my life

I am Nature lover, nature is my place to recharge and connect with myself. I keep constantly learning about myself and the world around me. I keep myself updated about most world events and it's impact on me. I am very open minded person and I don't view the world through the narrow lens of prejudices and biases , I keep very open mind to different perspectives and interpretations. I like to live simple and minimalist lifestyle and I value freedom as greatest luxury a person can have.
I am very spiritual person.

Apart from travelling, History, Society, Culture and Human Evolution, Psychology, Science and Technology, Entrepreneurship, Politics, Nature and environment, Books, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, ancient natural medicine and Spirituality, Food, Fitness, Fashion, Public Speech are my areas of interest.
As I evolve and sharp my skills, what drives me most is creating maximum impact in the world through my honed skills in most productive and efficient way which includes but not limited to Science and Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Author, Motivational Speaking, Leadership.
I consider myself a builder and a leader. I build tech products and I lead teams professionally.

I believe Science/Technology and Art has power to solve deep society problems rooted in education, health, well being, poverty, environment.

I am fitness enthusiast, who always takes time out for gym, physical exercise and sports , no matter how busy life gets. Good mental health is big part of fitness and I try to put yoga and meditation into my morning routine when I am at home.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have deep interest in culture and society. I am here because I like to make new friends and get acquainted with people around the world learning their cultures and languages.

I would love to know you and your life experiences and various personal and professional projects you have executed in your life.

I would love to network with you and help you in any small humane way possible that can create impact in your life.

I am here to build long term human relationships as a friend, mentor, mentee and may hear about mutually interested projects in your life as a collaborator or investor or mentor or a critique if it appeals to me.

Don’t send me request if your intention is to use couch surfing as a hotel and just a free stay option.

I would like both of us to communicate well. Don't hesitate to ask and please do not bring prejudices/ assumptions.

Interests

  • arts
  • culture
  • books
  • cooking
  • fitness
  • motorcycles
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • cricket
  • soccer
  • computer science
  • entrepreneurship
  • history
  • software
  • hitchhiking
  • adventure travel
  • beaches
  • food
  • travelling
  • nature
  • beach
  • cultures
  • couchsurfing
  • society
  • gym
  • dances

Music, Movies, and Books

Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Enrique Iglesias, Bob Marleys, The Beatles, Sanskrit Mantras anytime playing!

The Alchemist , The Monk who sold his Ferrari, Bhagavad Gita is my favorite book. I like reading ancient Vedas in Sanskrit and derieve my wisdom from there. I do like Stoic philosophy.

Many movies, specially I like movies based on true story.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have strong gratitude towards people who helped me to accomplish below things in life:

Travelled to Russia and hitchhiked to Ukraine through Crimea, all when political relationships between them is sore.
Witnessed the entire FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Lived in 20 states of India from North to South and immersed in its culture,food, yoga and spirituality, meditation, ayurveda and natural medicines.
Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh.
Trekked lot of mountains in Himalayan range.
Rafted 8km in river Ganga.

Travelled 1500kms on motorcycle covering west coast of India, and beaches of Arabian Sea. Scuba Diving in Similan Island in Thailand and Andaman & Nicobar, India
Scuba in Hawaii Islands, Maui, Kauai and Oahu. I lived on those islands.

Road trip Pacific highway 101 on my Ducati Supersport and Audi. Well, I had my teenage dream to buy those machines for myself. But having achieved those , I realized materialistic things do not bring me happiness.

Visited or camped in almost all major National Parks in USA ..Yosemite, YellowStone, Bryce, Zion, GrandCanyon, DeathValley, JoshuaTree, Dixie, Sequoia.

Won and lost betting games/poker games in Las Vegas. Lived on almost all hotels on the Las Vegas Strip.

Did skydiving in Dubai!

Worked with top technology companies in the world and developed softwares for Nokia 4G LTE, FICO score algorithms the credit score in USA, and Amazon product recommendations.
Predict future market using combination of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science . Leading multiple technology teams at Big Tech companies of Silicon valley .

My most recent interest has been in Space 🚀, I can talk about the challenges and recent development in Space xploration, Artificial Intelligence etc.

One Failed Startup Experience and striving for being successful computer science entrepreneur in Silicon valley, making, new tech product!
Leadership experience in leading multiple diverse team, get things done.

Positive and brotherly relationship with my siblings and long term healthy relationship with friends and family that brings happiness in day to day life.

Volunteering and helping people suffering in domestic abuse as paralegal to Attorney.

Maintained around 12%-15% body fat percentage and fitness throughout.

Learned to be a Cessna(small aircraft aviation) pilot and a speed boat driver.

Invested in real estate projects/Crypto/Stocks across multiple countries and learned my lessons through experience.

Oh duck, did they ask only 'one' amazing thing :D ?

Teach, Learn, Share

Things I am constantly learning through my professional and personal life experiences.

Anything about Technology, California, United States and India.

Traveling experiences.
I like dancing and music.

We can hang out and cook food together!
Go for ride to beaches and mountains.

History, Society, Culture and Human Evolution, Psychology, Science and Technology, Entrepreneurship, Politics, Nature and environment, Books, Yoga, Meditation and Spirituality are my areas of interest.

Anything about computer programs to artificial intelligence but wouldn't that be too nerdy on the vacation , what about latest advancement in space exploration, would that be fun :D

What I Can Share with Hosts

Room, Kitchen, Shower/Bath and rides on their visit to my place!

We can hang out and cook food and share music.

Anything that I can do with my hand i.e cleaning, cooking, pickups etc

My experience and constant learning in my personal and professional world.

Don't hesitate to ask and most importantly do not bring preconceived assumptions

Countries I’ve Visited

Bhutan, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Russian Federation, Thailand, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Russian Federation, Thailand, United States

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