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Pranav Chandrasekhar

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Hindi, Spanish, Tamil
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Business Analyst
  • Grad school
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 50% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To network with those that have a zest for travel

ABOUT ME

I am a business analyst, internet music radio DJ, music aficionado and travel junkie. I just moved to New York after graduating from business school last year in the Chicago area. I am in the process of getting active again with the Couchsurfing community after what feels like a 2-year hiatus while I was in school (business school consumed all of me!).

PHILOSOPHY

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

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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 EXPERIENCE

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.

Interests

Broadcasting internet music radio (www.radiocremebrulee.com)
Budget Travel
Writing music reviews
Playing the piano
Reading
Partying - it seems to be something every business school students feels compelled to do.

Music, Movies & 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

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 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, 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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