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Overview

  • 14 references 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi (Marāṭhī), Tamil
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Environmental Journalist, Travel writer, Published Author
  • MA in Economics
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel to lesser known lesser popular destinations

ABOUT ME

I forayed into journalism after completing my MA in Economics from Mumbai University. I am passionate about wildlife, ornithology, adventure, travel and meeting new people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I am quite a bookaholic and you can see a book stock in my house. I read everything right from travel, non fiction, spirituality, politics, world war and so on.

I have lived in different cities of India, but Bombay is the place where I literally grew up, then a year in Bangalore and then Chennai, now Coimbatore. I don't miss the big city life much. I would love to explore new countries, cultures and travel a lot and write a book about my travel experiences! :) I always believe that it is unsettlement that keeps you going in life. :)

PHILOSOPHY

Live and Let live.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I will be happy to host CS members if they pass through my part of the world! Would love to show you around if I find some time!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Amazing, interesting, excellent. I couchsurfed in Jaipur..It was my first experience but I completely blended with the new family. I sampled local food and made my host experience south Indian food in Jaipur!

Interests

photography, travel, wildlife, writing, meeting people

  • wildlife
  • writing
  • books
  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • indian food
  • politics
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • economics
  • journalism
  • ornithology

Music, Movies, and Books

I personally love Turkish author Orhan Pamuk. Among Indian authors, I love RK Narayan, Ruskin Bond, to name some. Any book that talks about travel and life, I grab it! I love alternative music..not really a big hip hop fan, but love country music, blues, jazz, instrumentals..I have a big list of movies that I love..I am a movie buff and love watching movies in any language..If I have to pick one movie, it would be travelers and magicians, a Bhutanese film. I love the movie, the scenic Bhutan and the message the film gives.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It can never be one amazing thing :)!
THE PYRAMIDS!
Living with the Irula tribal community in the Nilgiris..

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you about simple conservation techniques, about Indian bird life, and about spicy Indian cooking...and writing!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can talk about interesting places and people I have met, practising sustainable living, or just about anything!

Countries I’ve Visited

Bangladesh, Croatia, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan

Countries I’ve Lived In

India

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