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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Malayalam; learning German
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Student
  • PhD student in Aerospace Engineering
  • From Kerala, India
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

Hi ! I am Dilshad. I am a grad student at Texas A&M working on my PhD in Aerospace Engineering. I was born in Kerala, India and I moved to the US for my studies in 2013. I am a pretty laid back and outdoorsy person. I grew up collecting Nat Geo Magazines. So travelling has always been big on my list. I absolutely adore the national parks. I believe that they are among the greatest gifts from nature to humanity. I look forward to the day when I get to hike though all of them.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I recently learned about this remarkable website while preparing for a trip to the New England region. I quite simply love meeting new people and making connections.

Interests

  • running
  • technology
  • trivia
  • reading
  • podcasts
  • hiking
  • soccer
  • history
  • nature
  • biking
  • programming
  • nature walks
  • cooking and baking

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - The Who, Pink Floyd, Oasis, The Shins, Audioslave, Sufjan Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel etc etc..I love most genres of rock

Movies - Apocalypse Now, La Haine, Taxi Driver, Ghost in the Shell. I like the narrative momentum of David Fincher movies and the intimate portrayal humanity by Bergman. Inside Llewyn Davis is a recent favorite.
I would like to call myself a cinephile at some point. I am trying to develop an eye for good films.

Books- I really like Somerset Maugham. George Orwell is pretty alright. The God of Small things by Arundhati Roy is a favorite. I believe that Watchmen and Logicomix are two of the best graphic novels ever written.
I do have a good reads profile that I mainly use to keep up with my 'to read' list.
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11759804-dilshad

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am a pretty decent cook . Not to mention the good company and conversation !

Countries I’ve Visited

Germany

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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