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I am research scholar from Kolkata, India. Currently I am enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate at the department of Women's Studies, Jadavpur University. What are the three things that I love? Books, movies, and meeting new people. I like falling into conversation with people, I like spontaneity. From history f science to literature, European movies to Indian New wave, from history of different cities to feminist theory - my interest has taken me to explore different corners of the scholarly terrain. Every new book, every new movie feels like an uncharted territory to me. I might not have visited many places in the world but in order have a good time, sometimes all you need is couch to lie down upon and a book in your hands. And that is the kind of person that I am.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
while visiting certain places (Especially in the hilly regions of India), I have always felt that staying with the local people can give you a different experience altogether. Sharing a place with someone belonging to a different culture, taking part in their household activities can provide one a novel insight. And that is precisely what I am looking for.
And even though I do not have a place of my own and I will not be able to host anyone, I would love to be your travel guide for a day if you ever visit my city.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music- Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, , Rabindranath Thakur, Kabir Suman, Joan Baez.
Books - Milan Kundera, JM Coetzee, Jack Kerouac, Judith Butler and the famous french trio - foucault, lacan, derrida :-)
Movies - Stanley Kubrick, Jafar Panahi, Lav Diaz, Truffaut, Scorsese , Kieslowski, Dardenne brothers, Coen Brothers, Costa Gavras, Satyajit Roy, Ritwik Ghatak, John Abraham, Hitchcock, Fritz Lang , Ken Loach, Andre Wajda amongst others
What I Can Share with Hosts
My culture, my singular experiences. Also, I like playing guitar. So If you like music and have a guitar at your place, I would love to play/sing together.
Countries I’ve Visited
Nepal, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In