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Jay Mitra

United Kingdom

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Overview

  • 84 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Bengali, Bangla, English, Hindi; learning French
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Functional Lead
  • MBA
  • From London, United Kingdom
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live as if its your last ...

ABOUT ME

Been 8 years, i left home and moved around for studies, work and leisure. Was in Mumbai before moving to US for a project. Living in US for the last 2 year and have traveled across the West Coast, part of Mid West. NYC is my second home, rather weekend home as I'm in some club/pub, or walking around the city, or meeting friends. Before moving to Mooresville, i was living in Franklin Park in NJ and NYC was my second home.

I love traveling and have lot of places in the list which i still have to explore. I love to travel to beaches, love nature parks, mountains. I'd rather spend weekend on top of mountain, and experience nature, view sunrise and sunset, than going to some exotic resort. I love meeting new people, partying, watching movies and electro music. Im night person, and on weekends sometimes im out partying whole night. Weekdays, i prefer to go to bed by midnight or 1 AM. We can go out on weekdays as well :)

Have made some wonderful friends through CS and this will continue...have a bucket list and i did complete one from the list - Grand Canyon. Next one is Skydiving.

PHILOSOPHY

"Work Hard. Party Harder"
"There is first time for everything."
"Whatever happens, happens for Good"
"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

After joining CS in Mar'08, i was out from the scene for almost 8 months, because of work. Started going for meet-ups and started hosting travelers. Made some real great friends and still in contact with all of them. Hosting was a wonderful experience and have opened my house doors for travelers again, after taking break because of some constraints. Meet CSers in NYC for coffee/drinks/dinner, party-dancing sometimes and different CS/Non-CS events.
Have also helped CSers with information about Princeton and NYC, which really help them to plan out there travel.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted:
Jan '09: Thomas from Hungary, 3 days
Jan '09: Joanna from Poland, 2 days
Jan '09: Jessie from United States, 5 days
Feb '09: Hana from Czech Republic, 2 days
Feb '09: Nicholas and Sandra from France and Germany, 3 days
Mar '09: Beatrice and Radu from Romania, 4 days
Mar '09: Lizzie from United States, 10 days
Mar '09: Maya from United States, 1 day
Mar '09: Linda from United States, 1 day
Apr '09: Rik from Netherland, 5 days
July '11: Vivek from United States (Lynchburg,VA), 1 day
Sept '11: Jelena and Klemens from Vienna, 1 day

Surfed:
Oct '09: Mirium, United States (Elizabeth, NJ), 1 day
Mar '10: Kaushal, India (Goa), 5 days
Aug '10: Jagan, United States (NYC, NY), 1 day
Aug '10: Eka, United States (Brooklyn, NY), 3 days
Sept '10: Sonya, United States (Long Beach, California), 4 days
Sept '11: Felecia, United States (NYC, NY), 3 days
Sept '11: Rik, The Netherlands (Utrecht), 3 days
Sept '11: Tamas, Hungry (Budapest), 7 days

Meetups Organized:
Jan '09: CS Meetup, Prithvi Theatre @ Juhu, Mumbai, India
Jan, Mar '10: Powai Meetup, Chilies @ Powai, Mumbai, India
Mar '11: Party Night - Pub Crawl @ NYC, US
Mar, Apr, May, June, July '11: Karaoke Night, Ivy Inn @ Princeton, US
July '11: Jazz Night, The Garage @ NYC, US
July '11: Lunch before Brazilian Summer-fest, Dallas BBQ @ NYC, US

Meetups Attended:
Dec '08: Christmas Meetup, Koyala @ SoBo, Mumbai, India
Dec '08: Wine Meet, CSer's place @ Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, India
Jan '09: Mumbai CS Meetup, Koyala @ SoBo, Mumbai, India
Mar '09: Berry Pulav Lunch, Britania @ Sobo, Mumbai, India
Apr '09: Meetup, Zenzi @ Bandra, Mumbai, India
Apr '09: Brunch, Coast Rest @ Bandra, Mumbai, India
Apr '09: DJ Duster Night, Zenzi Mills @ Lower Parel, Mumbai, India
Apr, May '09: Mumbai Shorts, Mumbai Times Cafe @ Bandra, Mumbai, India
Oct '09: Friday Night, Havana & The Bitter End @ New York, US
Mar '10: South Goa Meetup, Patnem Beach @ Goa, India
June'10: BBQ Event, Madison Square Park @ NYC, US
June'10: FIGMENT, Governor's Island @ NYC, US
July'10: Siren Music Fest & UNICORN @ CI, NYC, US
Aug '10: Sat-Fri Night Party, Village @ NYC, US
Aug '10: Couch Crash Kick-off Roof Top Party @ NYC, US
Aug '10: Couch Crash Concert Night @ Brooklyn, US
Sept'10: Ocean Beach Bonfire @ San Diego, US
Mar '11: Weekly Meetup, Solas @ NYC, US
Mar '11: Live Indie Music @ Brooklyn, US
Mar, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov '11: Karaoke Night, Ivy Inn @ Princeton, US
Apr '11: Philly Couch Crash @ Philly, US
July '11: 4th July Fireworks Meetup @ Hoboken, US
July '11: Saturday Night Fever in Mehanata Bulgarian Bar @ NYC, US
July '11: Burning Kouch @ Orient, NY, US
Aug '11: NYC Couch Crash, NY, US

Interests

Music, movies, photography, communication, travel, food

Music, Movies & Books

Movies-Hollywood: Big movie fan. Loves to watch action, romantic, love, war, thriller and real movies, Guy Ritchie Movies, Ridley Scott Movies. Some of my favorites are Serendipity, Notting Hill, 50 First Date, Gladiator, Wall-E, The Pursuit of Happiness, Catch Me If You Can, Lord of the Ring Trilogy, Patch Adams, Forrest Gump, Band of Brother Series, Saving Private Ryan, A Mighty Heart and the list goes on and on... Love watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and How I Met Your Mother, Two and Half Men over and over again :)

Music: Life is incomplete without music. Metallica, Guns & Roses, Jay-Z, Linkin' Park, A&B, EMINEM, Van Buuren, RHCP, Green Day, Incubus, Chemical Brothers.

Books: Read books whenever i travel or get time.
Non Fiction, history, bios, travel books is what I prefer. Have read some fictions as well.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking in Nature Park near Mumbai.
- Watched 6 movies back to back, starting Saturday night, and slept at 7 next morning
- Partied on Saturday night, slept for 2 hours and head off to Beach on Sunday early morning, for the whole day
- Riding from North Goa to South Goa in the night through the hills
- Celebrating St. Patrick's day in Goa with Irish people in Irish pub... it was Awesome!!!!
- Jet skiing in Key West. Around the island, touched Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean.

Teach, Learn, Share

Travel stories, Indian culture, life in countries I lived-in, learn from travel/life experiences.

Countries I've Visited

Hungary, India, Netherlands, Oman, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I've Lived In

India, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

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