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I love to talk (a lot) and learn about people's unique stories and share mine too, with my hosts and surfers. I'm really grateful for every single person I've met through this platform, the experiences have been amazing. The reason I host and surf is to make life long friends.
I host sparingly, preferably on weekends so that we can spend some time together. I consider myself an amazing tour guide, I would insist on showing you around. :P
Beyond my work and travel, I also try to contribute meaningfully to social justice movements and environmental activism around the world. If you're active or curious in this space, we'll have a lot to talk about.
This poem as birthday gift from an old friend explains the best of me, besides being an ego massage :P
He's an eccentric who cherishes liberty,
With a smile that banishes sorrow,
His jokes indicative of perpetual puberty,
He lives believing 'do not today if you can do it tomorrow'
With a German had he his fling,
Yet he lost as there was a single supply and many a taker,
As a leader he is neither the cruel tyrant nor the kind king,
For his affinity for diplomacy makes him a benevolent dictator.
Let this birthday commemorate an auspicious start,
I want him to know ever needs a shoulder to walk that extra mile,
Even if life tries to tear our camaraderie apart,
It's our friendship that isn't fragile.
हम स्वर हैं झोपड़पट्टी के, रंगमहल के फाग नहीं !
आत्मकथा बागी लपटो की, गंधर्वो के राग नहीं !
हम चराग हैं रात रात भर, दुनिया की खातिर दहते हैं !
अपनी तैराकी उलटी हैं,धारा में मुर्दे बहते हैं !
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
This platform proves that all good things about humanity still exist.
Photography and travel, my Instagram feed - whyrushtravels. Feel free to have a look and let me know if you like something there or anyway I can improve my skills.
- social justice
- landscape photography
- environmental protection
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Catch 22, Tolkien, Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy, Harry Potter, India after Gandhi, Sapiens; this book really changed my perspective and I really recommend it to everyone.
Movies: Black Hawk Down, Gandhi, LoTR, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, Seven years in Tibet
Music: Linkin Park, Imagine Dragons, Avicii, Coldplay, The Script
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Participated in Jagriti Yatra December 2014, completed the 15 day, 8000 km national odyssey through train to meet social and business entrepreneurs - role models of the country.
Teach, Learn, Share
Though I have no tangible evidence to support this claim, my nicknames include: Guru ji, Baba ji & Megamind. I have been told I'm really good at giving 'gyan' on every possible topic. So you may expect some of it coming your way if we interact. :P
Also teach basic Yoga to beginners.
I believe we're here to learn every moment we exist and which is why I never believed in formal education. Teach me what you know! :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I'm a story-teller, can keep you entertained with the stories about my experiences on this planet.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Germany, India