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  • 110 References 67 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi; learning German
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • Graduation
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me




I have been doing couchsurfing for many years now, and had all of kinds of experiences. I lived in many places, traveled a lot, seen a lot. I joined couchsurfing as a young 18 year old excited kid, today i am 26 and see this place as something that stuck with me all these years especially while traveling. I have worked as a musician, writer , engineer.. So have been through much changes.

I sincerely believe that the videos i make, explain me better than anything i can write,
so here it is


€œWhen I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn€™t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn€™t understand life.
John Lennon

I finally understand that at the end of any journey, it actually comes down to how you feel, you can live a life which is socially very acceptable, a job which other's love but you don't, a family which other's love but you don't, a life that others would love but you don't. All of us have to find our own ways to happiness, i find it in two things, Music and Traveling.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I joined couch surfing as a young kid. I have been using it rather constantly for the last many years. I realize today that among the best and most interesting people i met, was through couchsurfing, or even when i did not. Such people always brought along the concept of couchsurfing to a conversation. I love to host people, i love to meet new people. I can never really say no to a person REALLY in need of a couch.



Music, Movies, and Books

7 Years in Tibet, Motorcycle Diaries.

Beatles, Coldplay, John Lennon, RHCB, Led zeppelin, Queen, Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Utrish, South Russia, June 2012)
I went to this nudist lagoon in south russia, which was quite an experience for me, i stayed the night there, and even though having a lot of language problems, i played music with four other Amazing musicians on the lagoon, while the people from the whole lagoon sat around us near a bonfire.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach about 7 different instruments,
Guitar, Tabla, Harmonica, Indian flutes, piano

I Can also teach ENGLISH & HINDI

I would like to learn Saxaphone,
Russian , Spanish , German

What I Can Share with Hosts

All the stories i got.:)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bhutan, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, India, Latvia, United States

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