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Overview

  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi (Marāṭhī); learning French, German, Japanese
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2017
  • Student
  • Bachelor's in Sociology
  • From Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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About Me

I am an international student from India, studying in Buenos Aires (for now). I have dedicated the next two years to nothing but travel and education! I am doing my Masters course in Global Studies and I intend on making the most out of it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet new people, and hear new stories. I want to engage with everyone I meet, so, if you allow me, please do expect a lengthy conversation!

Interests

I know, my interests look all over the place, but I find myself drawn to everything cognitive. I love spending time reading and writing, which is why I am the least afraid to travel by myself - a notebook is enough to keep you entertained for days on end, I say. I love to read pretty much everything but self-help books, horror and cheesy romantic comedies (good self-help is always philosophy, a good horror is always a thriller and a good romantic comedy is always a drama). Political sociology is my forte, but trying to get myself acquainted with philosophy (Poststructuralism has been so far my favourite school of thought). I enjoy singing and I love to hear new music - in fact I would go as far as to say that my two year journey is a personal pilgrimage to find interesting sounds all over the world. I also carry around tons of films with me, all arranged and curated according to directors and genres - so I am always up for a nice movie night!

  • animals
  • writing
  • singing
  • theater
  • film making
  • politics
  • reading
  • music
  • animation
  • teaching
  • philosophy
  • science
  • astrophysics

Music, Movies, and Books

I am a sucker for rock music, especially from the 70s. I basically worship Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, and would give up both my legs to see them live at least once in my life. I enjoy classical music, as well as the blues. Basically anything that can definitively be better live than in studio. I love hearing unautotuned voices like Janis Joplin and Freddie Mercury. Even when it comes to newer music I tend to fall in love with an honest sound like Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys and the Black Keys. I also love attending local concerts and see folk artists.
From Kurosawa to Tarkovsky, I enjoy aesthetically pleasing films. However I also thoroughly enjoy absolutely terrible movies as well (*ahem* the last airbender *ahem*), because how would you know the worth of the great films if you don't personally sit through the worst?
As for books? Oh, I don't even know where to start. I love Camus, Kafka, Tolkien, Orwell, Hemingway, Mary Shelley, Terry Pratchett, Sartre, Murakami, Jack London, George R.R. Martin, Herman Hesse and so many more. Unfortunately, as of late, I have been only reading nonfiction like Marx, Durkheim, Guevara, Kant, Foucault, etc but I have promised myself to get back into fiction soon enough.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have seen a pendant worth €1.3 million being sold illegally in Bhutan, which ended up me playing a game of dice with the smuggler himself.

Teach, Learn, Share

As a student of humanities, I am poorly equipped to teach you any soft skills. I do know a few scripts here and there and am linguistically proficient enough to contribute something to your international vocabulary.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Conversation and chai

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bhutan, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Singapore, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Germany, India

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