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  • Fluent in Bengali, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 61, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • I am retired
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  • From Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
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About Me




A casual philosopher I like meeting people and talking to them and listening to their stories about themselves, their work, their culture, their travels. Occasionally I teach courses on Banking or International Trade at Management Schools. I like to be easy and uncomplicated.


Let peace be on earth

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I join groups, share experiences, views.


Its great meeting folks from all over the world and listening to their experiences. They help me see the world in all kinds of interesting ways.


I love playing chess, bridge, solving Sudokus, Crosswords, reading up on history and culture or doing plain nothing! I like to travel to see places and meet people.

  • cats
  • culture
  • chess
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • classical music
  • history
  • philosophy

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Truffaut, Satyajit Ray, Tarantino, Polanski, Kurosawa, Kuorastami, Makhmalbaf, Ang Lee and many more.
Music: Bollywood - old and new, Folk - Bengali, Rajasthani, Gujarati, Classical of all kinds - North and South Indian, Vocal and Instrumental, Western, Blues, Beatles, World music - well, almost any music!
Books: Catcher in the Rye, Pilgrim's Progress, Crime and Punishment, The Outsider, The Middle Passage, Of Human Bondage, Short Stories of Maupassant, Chekhov, Tagore, Maugham

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Brought a cat all the way from Bhutan to Secunderabad, India. It now lives with us.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have taught some basic French in India. I would love to learn Spanish and German. I can teach chess and bridge.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories of my travels, talk about North Indian classical music

Countries I’ve Visited

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, India, United States

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