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Overview

  • 18 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi (Marāṭhī), Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Journalist
  • Media Graduate
  • From Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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About Me

I'm a journalist, sports and feature writer, social media enthusiast and avid reader and photographer. Have written on travel, popular culture, sports and more for leading Indian publications.

Currently leading the Content vertical of Bombay based Sports Content company!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Bombay isn't confined to Lonely Planet, Google or Danny Boyle's vision. It has an unlimited scope to explore - whether its ideas, people or food. Having been born in and grown along with the city and having worked for a newspaper which went beyond the obvious each day, I can safely call myself an insider.

I have participated in the project by hosting several guests at home, have sometimes attended local CS meets and have been actively staying at CS-ers' places in my travels in the past years.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have had incredible cultural exchanges both by hosting people at home and by being a guest. Catching up on the CS buzz is a must whenever I visit a new city anywhere in the world.

Over the years, I have realised that Couchsurfing is the easiest way to invite the world into my drawing room.. and often experience it without stepping out.

Interests

Writing, reading, capturing photos, discovering street food, having chai, flying kites, sarcasm, optimism, day dreaming. Been collecting newspaper front-pages from across the world since 2005.

  • writing
  • design
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • drinking
  • flying
  • reading
  • drawing
  • cricket
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Guy Ritchie, David Fincher, Hitchcock, Scorsese, Anurag Kashyap, Guru Dutt, Dibakar Bannerjee, Vishal Bharadwaj

Music: AR Rahman, Kishore Kumar, RD Burman, Vishal-Shekhar, Eddie Wedder, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan...

Books: Jeffrey Archer, Stephen King, Suketu Mehta, Sadat Hasan Manto...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Motor-boated right into one of the world's wildest waterfalls at Iguazu, Argentina

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Nepal, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

India

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