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Overview

  • 101 references 85 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi; learning Urdu
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Investment Analyst
  • MBA, CFA
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoy life to the fullest. I have decided to only live once :-)

ABOUT ME

I am easy going, laid back, flexible and I don't sweat the small stuff. Love my family and friends. I am very interested in meeting people from different cultures. Having worked hard for a successful career in finance, I am currently focused on sorting out life priorities and living up my dreams! Love travelling, cooking, cricket, sketching, reading specially history, mystery, philosophy and economics, listening to music and watching movies, yoga and massage, logic puzzles, card tricks. Can be fun - sometimes!

PHILOSOPHY

- Live like its your last day, dream like you will live forever
- Dont sweat the small stuff
- Those you dont know history are condemned to repeat its mistake, those who do will make new mistakes
- be smart about life. You only live once

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING I have hosted over 200 people since I joined the community in 2011. I like to invest time and energy to make my surfers stay memorable as I want to make friends all over the world. However, if one is hosting that much, there are bound to be few bad experiences among countless good ones, and based on that I have become a lot more selective in who I will allow to come in. My house is not a hotel and if you don’t have any interest is spending time with me, I am not interested in providing free accommodation. I read profiles and look for interesting, open, adventurous people who have some thing to share and add to my experiences. I have hosted regularly in Singapore - and the references tell most of the story. I travel often and look to connect with couchsurfers and hosts in other countries. COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE Have met many lovely people come and stay with us and interacting with them has been very enriching and enlightening. I have been hosted in many countries, and travel has never been better before!

Interests

Travelling (target 100 countries), reading (history, comics, philosophy), racket sports (squash, badminton), painting (charcoal, ink), listening to music, and watching lots and lots of movies :-), mind bending puzzles and lame jokes (or the other way around, I can't remember now), meeting people, living life (yes, that one is quite important!)

  • sketching
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • comics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • puzzles
  • painting
  • music
  • opera
  • sports
  • cricket
  • soccer
  • olympics
  • racquetball
  • badminton
  • world cup
  • economics
  • history
  • beaches
  • squash
  • card games

Music, Movies, and Books

All action movies, special effects movies, all comedies - I like pretty much every well made movie - even the tear jerkers when I am in the mood for it - not otherwise!. Books on mostly philosophy, economics and business and lots and lots on history and mystery

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Soccer world cup in Russia and Brazil, Trekking in Himalayas, fjords in Alaska, Olympics in Beijing, cricket world cup final in mumbai and Melbourne, surviving terrorist Attack in Indonesia, surf boarding in Bali, houseboat in coconut lagoon, Denali national park, broadway shows, Sydney opera, Disneyland and universal In Orlando, Grand mosque in Abu Dhabi, desert safari in Rajasthan, beaches in Phuket, the art and architecture of continental Europe, the Temples in south east asia and India, the blue mosque and Haga Sophia in Istanbul, the wilderness in New Zealand, national Parks in US, the pyramids in Egypt,

Teach, Learn, Share

Indian cooking, sketching and painting, puzzles and games, yoga, meditation, massage, financial management, philosophy.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Indian cooking, mind bending puzzles, card tricks, Financial advise, investment planning, yoga techniques, travel stories from around the world, and any amount of discussion on philosophy.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Singapore, United States

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