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Overview

  • 57 references 34 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Telugu; learning German, Gujarati, Kannada, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta), Tamil, Urdu
  • 56, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • actor-filmmaker-translator-environmental activist-Internet
  • MA English, Acting, filmmaking, film appreciation
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Act in meaningful films, Make and show Films on eco-awareness, Educate about Internet Governance.
ABOUT ME
Open minded, non-opinionated.
Love sensible conversations.
Believe in universal citizenship. Boundaries bother me.
Trying to re-connect with nature. I trust that Cinema is not just entertainment but also for change!
Live the short human life fully.
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Live in and leave behind a better world.
PHILOSOPHY
live and let live.
Share not hoard.
Invest on people not for them.
Distinguish between Need and Greed.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Meet up, host and surf.
Tell about CS concept and spirit to those interested.
Surfed in: Portugal, Sri Lanka, USA
Hosted from: Australia, Croatia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Unites States of America,

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

CS is a very interesting concept. I keep hosting guests. I get positive results in CS. I used to co-Organize the CS Hyderabad meets. CS is a great way to know about people and cultures.

Interests

Cinema, Environment, Biodiversity, Sustainable living, Languages, Internet Governance.
Making and watching movies. Travel.
Meeting and talking to people from different countries with varied socio-economic backgrounds and knowing about their cultures. Internet Governance. Connect with Nature.

  • culture
  • film festivals
  • environment
  • traveling
  • languages
  • cinema
  • theatre
  • internet
  • social media
  • climate change
  • sustainable living
  • biodiversity

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Country, Indian Classical and folk. Loud music with incomprehensible lyrics are not my cup tea.
Movies: Green Book, Ben-hur, Gandhi, Silence of the Lambs, Sholay [Hindi], Shankarabharanam, Shawshank Redemption, Beautiful Mind, Baahubali, Bommarillu, Mithunam [Telugu] The Least of These. I like movies that are Realistic, entertaining, subtle message. Documentaries, Docu-fiction and PSAs Advertisements also interest me.

Books: Tolstoi, Mahatma Gandhi, Jack London, Edward De bono, Dale Carniege.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I cycled all alone to a town 80 km away, as a kid.
Extra 1: Meeting Couch Surfers from many countries.
Extra 2: Quitting job and doing what I want to do.

Teach, Learn, Share

The best way to teach is to listen patiently.
I can teach the languages I know, film appreciation, Eco-awareness, Internet Governance issues, Pitman Shorthand, Mnemonics .

Always willing to pick up a few basics of a new language.
Looking for handy tips about places I visit.

Share meaningful Conversations, Experiences and Feelings. Currently learning Sanskrit, ready to share.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My knowledge and experience.
The many interesting stories from my long experience.
Mistakes that I did so that others need not re-invent the wheel.

Countries I’ve Visited

Portugal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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