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  • 29 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Hindi, Spanish, Tamil
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Online Media Sales
  • Grad school
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About Me


To network with those that have a zest for travel


I am a business analyst, internet music radio DJ, music aficionado and travel junkie. I moved to New York after graduating from business school a few years ago in the Chicago area. I am in the process of getting active again with the Couchsurfing community after what feels like a 4-year hiatus.


Youth is a privilege and it must be lived to the fullest. Losing the prime of youth in "square peg round hole" situations is a no-win situation for all people concerned and is absolutely inexcusable.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted several people at my home in Boston but for some odd reason, have only been a guest once (I don't know why -especially since I had an AMAZING experience as a guest!). I used to attend the weekly meetups for the vibrant Boston Couchsurfing community every alternate week while I lived there. I used to organize weekly pub crawls for international travelers and couchsurfers. I have also organized activities for couchsurfers while traveling overseas.


Couchsurfing has been a trip of its own. My impression of the underlying concept behind couchsurfing has been moulded by my wonderful experiences with guests and the incredibly warm couchsurfing communities of Boston and Buenos Aires. I cannot fathom why anyone would choose NOT to be a part of something wonderful like this. In addition to being the best-kept secret in the travel community, it has redefined my idea of what community truly means. It has also been an amazing platform for me to forge a diverse array of strong friendships in my adolescence in a way that no typical working professional can.


Broadcasting internet music radio (
Budget Travel
Writing music reviews
Playing the piano

  • writing
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • piano
  • business
  • budget travel

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite Movies: Rain Man, The Whole Nine Yards, Risky Business, Motorcycle Diaries, Paradise Now, Bon Voyage, West Beirut, Bend it like Beckham, Bollywood Calling, Page 3,Dor, Life is Beautiful

Favorite Music: George Michael, Sting, Keane, Michael Jackson, a-Ha, Robbie Williams, Kings Of Convenience, Dubstar, Tears for Fears, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Journey, Bryan Adams, Everything But the girl, Jamiroquai, The Corrs, Coldplay, Amr Diab, Duran Duran, Go West, Madonna, Richard Marx, Sade, Seal, Simply Red, U2, Wet Wet Wet, Take That, Jamiroquai, The Corrs, Suede, Samantha James

Favorite Books: Kite Runner, Da Vinci Code, Rage of Angels, Losing My Virginity, Moth Smoke, Shantaram, From the land of green ghosts, Moth Smoke, The World Is Flat

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I might sound completely lame but as a music connoisseur, the most amazing thing I've done is meet George Michael (still mourning his demise) and tell him exactly what I think of his music (and as a straight guy, I have no issues admitting this!!!)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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