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  • 9 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Malayalam; learning French, Hindi
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Doing a PhD in a mix of Microscopy, Statistics and Biology
  • BS in Mechanical Engg., MS in Comp. Science
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Figuring out...


I am a research student in sciences, but also interested in so many other things. I like reading about politics, history, literature, so many things. I am also a big fan of cinema. Apart from that, I also like hanging out with friends, talking to them.

I've been a traveler for a long time. Grew up in many towns and villages and cities, in different states and countries, with different languages and dialects spoken around.

I love walking, and has been into running, biking and hiking these days...


"A life that partakes
even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature,
and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of [yourself and ]
others cannot be called "meaningless" except if the person living it is
also an existentialist and elects to call it so."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I did CS while travelling to USA -- it was a great experience. Now, after moving to my new apartment, I hope to start hosting.




Friends, Politics, Cinema, Music, Fun, Traveling, Conversation, Science, Food, Biking, Good company, Books, Photography

  • books
  • literature
  • photography
  • dining
  • running
  • walking
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • dialects
  • history
  • languages
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Big movie fan. Fatih Akin, Tarantino, Iñárritu, loads of World Cinema.

Reads a ton in the Internet.

Lots of books too...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

All the backpacking trips I've done.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, India, Switzerland

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