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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Hindi
  • 90, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • snake oil salesman
  • everything I learnt in life, I learnt from fortune cookies
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About Me


to finally find the monster hiding under my bed, look it in the eye and say, "Hey, let's party!!"

Am the author of the book "Midnight's Chicken" now available on Amazon both in paperback and kindle. If you enjoy traveling like me, you might like it.

Indian American. A smooth creamy premium blend of Western liberalism and Eastern tradition. Having traveled in more than 130 countries and lived in the US, Europe and Asia, I have made a proper mess of who the hell I am and where the hell I belong.

I enjoy dark humor, sarcasm, irony, subtlety and laughing at myself. I slither through life with ease without sweating small things.

As I got older and wiser, I also got smarter and bought me some good quality rubber underwear so most things just slide off my back like water off a baby's butt. In short, I am someone who is totally at peace with myself.


Everything in life is so bloody overrated except fried chicken and beer.

Of all the emotional investments you make in life, anger gives you the least returns--keep it out of your portfolio.

There is nothing like too much cheese;
Cheesus loves you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosted many, surfed and participated in tonnes of activities including starting a CS cooking club in Munich which now has almost 500 members.


Nobody stole my shampoo bottle yet so I guess it's all good so far.


vary between 5% and 9.5% depending on deposit amount.

Otherwise cooking, traveling and writing are my favorite hobbies. Other hobbies include art, movies, music, literature etc. I am particularly fond of cooking Indian, Chinese, Thai and Italian cuisine so if I ever visit you, or you ever visit me, you are guaranteed a delicious dinner.

I also like good cheese, good wine and cold beer.

  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • literature
  • folklore
  • cooking
  • wine
  • cheese
  • beer
  • partying
  • clubbing
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music

Music, Movies, and Books

Like all good Americans, I don't read; I just wait for the movie--it's quicker *and* I get to eat popcorn. Frankly, apart from IKEA and Victoria Secrets catalogs nothing is worth flipping the pages.

Seriously, I like old black and white movies. Big fan of directors like David Lean, Frank Capra, John Ford and William Wyler. I enjoy all kinds of music including western classical and some Bollywood music of yesteryears. I have read quite a lot of literature, both classical and modern. Dostoevsky, Salman Rusdie, Hemingway, Gabriel Garcia are some of the writers I admire.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Pick one--Masai mara Serengeti safari in Kenya, Kilimanjaro, Mt. Everest, Gobi desert, Pamirs in Central Asia, Victoria falls in Zambia, Iguazu falls, Patagonia, Okavango Delta in Botswana, Table mountain, Cape of good hope, Cappadoccia in Turkey, Dubrovnik, Riding on a camel in the desert in Egypt, Egyptian Pyramids, Wadi Rum desert and Petra in Jordan, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Ayer's rock, Great barrier reef, South Island in New Zealand, Bagan in Burma, Niagara Falls, being dwarfed by the sheer size and majesty of Grand Canyon, coming downhill 16 kilometers on a sled along the snowy icy bends in Austrian Alps, German Autobahns, Taj Mahal, backwaters of Kerala etc etc etc

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you the amazing art of making a living out of being a total lazy-ass and procrastinating things forever. I have lot of travel stories to share. I can teach you a lot about cooking which I already mentioned as my favorite hobby.

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, India, United States

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