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Overview

  • 155 references 102 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Bengali, Bangla, English, Hindi; learning German, Marathi (Marāṭhī)
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Entrepreneur - run a manufacturing business dealing in en...
  • Engineering graduate
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live life to the fullest - travel across the world and make lots of new friends

ABOUT ME

Its kind of difficult to write about oneself without sounding narcissistic. I believe I am a warm, friendly, helpful, easygoing, inquisitive person. Professionally I am a technopreneur who thoroughly enjoys his work. I genuinely love meeting and interacting with new people. I have travelled quite a bit within India. Trips abroad have been primarily on business till now. I hope to travel more on pleasure soon.

PHILOSOPHY

The Golden Rule - "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have hosted quite a few people, from India as well as abroad. I also attend some of the CS meetings in the city. I look forward to couchsurf in places I plan to be visiting in the near future.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Very positive. I have realised that the more you involve yourself, the more you get out of it.

Interests

In my free time, I like to spend with family, hang out with friends, read compulsively anything under the sun (mostly management, technology, spirituality these days), work out, do yoga, meditate, listen to music, research on the internet, tinker with mechanical stuff, brush up childhood hobbies like sketching and strumming guitar, engage in some social work.

  • sketching
  • yoga
  • working out
  • meditation
  • technology
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • business
  • social work

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - The Godfather, Guns of Navarone, Shawshank Redemption, Wall Street, Platoon, The Rock, Sin City, Saving Private Ryan, The Full Monty, Independence Day, Armageddon, Alive

Music - Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Doors, Eagles, Aerosmith, Queen, U2, Brian Adams, Metallica, Black Sabbath

Books -
Fiction: Sherlock Holmes, authors like Jeffrey Archer, Frederick Forsyth, Alistair Maclean, Jack Higgins, Ken Follet
Non Fiction: Papillon, biographies, Feynman lectures on physics, Bhagavad Gita

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have had a regular sort of life. I am sure there have been some amazing moments but need to think over them. For the moment, seeing my newborn daughter first time definitely fits the bill.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

India

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