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  • 23 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hindi, Italian, Panjabi, Punjabi
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Writer
  • Rap lyrics
  • From London
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


Spit at a lion


Think Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet, but brown and hairy.


Be a good guy and never thump a puppy in the face.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surf, host, crash and learn.


Positive - a most curious case of altruism in action.


Writing, reading, music, going to gigs, visiting museums, sharing a space with something or someone old for the sake of perspective, movies, driving, train rides, news and politics, photography, environmental issues, corporate social responsibility, food, wine/vodka/ales/tasty fruit juices, football, animals (allergic to SOME cats).

  • animals
  • cats
  • writing
  • singing
  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • politics
  • news
  • movies
  • reading
  • music
  • soccer
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Mike Patton, Sun Ra, Mark Lanegan, Billy Bragg, Subtle, PJ Harvey, Bjork, Depeche Mode, El-P, Radiohead, Animal Collective, Joker, QOTSA, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Tom Waits, Mogwai, TV on the Radio, Fugazi, Marvin Gaye, Alim Qasimov, Charles Mingus, Burial, DJ Krush, Portishead, Mr. Bungle, Prince, NIN, Raging Speedhorn, Will Oldham, Sunn 0)))), Wu Tang, Battles, Cat Power, Roots, Dillinger Escape Plan, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Belle & Sebastian, Mars Volta, Lou Reed, Boris, Twilight Singers, Zan Lyons, Amon Tobin, Liars, Zu, Lightning Bolt, Vijay Iyer, Eluvium, Aphex Twin, Sonic Youth, Sigur Ros, Kylesa and on and on...

Movies: Wild Strawberries, My Life as a Dog, Together, Lilya 4 Ever, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Fight Club, Seven, City of God, Usual Suspects, Stalker, Yojimbo, Happiness, Seven Samurai, Paris Texas, Children of Men, Eraserhead, Gosford Park, LA Confidential, Waltz with Bashir, District 9, Pulp Fiction, Matrix, Sunset Blvd, Duck Soup, Adaptation, Edward Scissorhands, There Will Be Blood, Punch Drunk Love, Magnolia, Memento, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, In the Loop, No Country For Old Men and so on and so forth

Books: Kolyma Tales, Beckett Trilogy, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Junky, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Jim Crace esp. Quarantine, The Watchmen, Sandman comics, Catch-22, The Government Inspector and other Gogol stories, Pushkin, Nabokov esp. Lolita and Pnin, Any Human Heart, Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist but most of Joyce's other work too, Kafka's work, Ballard, Bulgakov, Daniel Dennett, Conrad, Orwell, Christopher Hitchens, Will Self esp. Tough Tough Toys for Tough Tough Boys, Crime and Punishment, Straw Dogs by John Gray (philosopher/economist) and his other essays, AC Grayling essays, Jorge Luis Borges etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I once saw a gang of ants corner a spider. It was so terrified it had a heart attack.

Teach, Learn, Share

My English isn't bad, so I can help you brush up on the world's most popular mongrel language if you so desire. I'm not sure what else I can teach you. I'm a terrible dancer, sing badly and am an unreliable cook; it is believed my chicken curry led our school's pregnant Cookery teacher to have a stupid baby. Just saying. Keep expectations low.

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