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Overview

  • 27 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Bengali, Bangla, English, French, Hindi; learning Persian (Farsi)
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Researcher in nanotechnology at CNRS, Paris
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) , Kharagpur (2004-2009)
  • From India
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

backpack around the world

ABOUT ME

A function of constant evolution with the variables being time, experience and emotions

PHILOSOPHY

There is only one sin and that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft...when you kill a man you steal a life, you steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness

Interests

Traveling, reading, writing, animal welfare, linguistics, photography, ancient history and mythology

  • architecture
  • animal welfare
  • crafts
  • astronomy
  • chemistry
  • history
  • languages
  • round-the-world travel
  • historic sites
  • travel
  • art
  • mythology
  • animal rights

Music, Movies, and Books

Mein Kampf, Black Beauty, Bel Ami, The young Hitler I knew, The gift of the Magi, Love Story, Rooftops of Tehran, The blood of flowers, One thousand and one Arabian Nights, Oliver Twist, The Kite Runner, One hundred years of solitude, Guy de Maupassant- short stories, A Thousand splendid suns, Bonjour Tristesse, Le Petit Prince, Animal Farm, Tagore stories, O.Henri, Girls of Riyadh, Enid Blyton, The horse whisperer, The Da Vinci code, Master of the game, If tomorrow comes, Rage of Angels, The Fairy Gunmother, Five point someone

Movies: Lion King, The sound of Music, Roman holiday, Midnight in Paris, Babe, Unfaithful, Sleeping with the enemy, A separation- jodaye Nader et Simin, The colours of Paradise( Rang e khoda), Children of heaven (Bacha e aseman), the hidden half, do zan, panjom valonesh, taxi (jafar panahi), farsh (the carpet), homework (Abbas Kiarostami), the white balloon, le passé, About Elly( Darbareye Elly), Amelie, Stepmom, New Year's Eve, Love actually, Notting hill, American beauty, 27 Dresses, The Holiday, It's complicated, Dadar Kirti, Bariwali, Bhooter Bhobishyot , Rang de Basanti

Music : Bryan Adams, Boyzone, Adele, Enrique, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Shakira, Westlife, Backstreet Boys, Inxs, Rihanna

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Floating in the Dead Sea in Jordan
Visiting the old city of Jerusalem and the biblical land of Israel- the Holy Land
Entering the grand pyramids of Egypt and sailing by the serene Nile
Being on top of the Eiffel tower
Walking across the Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and touching the Berlin Wall
Personally meeting the 5th king of Bhutan
Visiting the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, Palestine
Climbing the Koln Dom till the top!
Being on the pyramid of the moon at Teotihuacan
Taking the volcanic trail in the Canary Islands
Hiking up to the tigers nest in Bhutan-located 3120m above sea level
Surviving the desert heat of August in the Sahara desert!
Walking across the historic Charles bride in Prague
Drinking original Shiraz in Shiraz( although it's banned!!) and smoking shisha in Naqsh-e-jahan while watching the sunset on the beautiful Persian architectural sites
Being at the top of Acropolis
Visiting the ancient temple of Zeus in Greece
Watching the sun rise in the land of the rising sun - Japan
Walking through the imperial palace gardens in Kyoto
Watching a geisha show in Japan
Enjoying a game of buzkeshi with local Afghans in Herat -and being the ONLY woman there!
Sharing a shisha or qayloon with two really friendly Afghan intelligence agents in a Kabul chaikhana
Following Fuhrer's trail in Vienna
Visiting the smallest country in the world - the Vatican and marvelling at the frescoes at the Cystine Chapel
visited 31 states (13.7%)Create your own visited map of The World or Brazil travel guide for Android

Teach, Learn, Share

Traveling
Reading
Writing
Animal welfare
Painitng
Bollywood and Indian classical dance
Travelogue writing
Linguistics

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Iran, Israel, United Arab Emirates, United States

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