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Overview

  • 50 references 23 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in Bengali, Bangla, English, Hindi; learning French, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Self Employed
  • MBA
  • From Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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About Me

I believe borders, religion etc are all man made and serve only the powerful. If people across borders exchange their culture among each other these man made borders seems non existent. The current situation of the world is not ideal politically, environmentally etc. However, I believe its through human interaction across different cultures and boundaries can make people understand each other, making the world a better place for each other.

I find couchsurfing is probably the best social media sites if used with the right attitude. Honestly speaking travels and meeting new people have helped me gather more knowledge than my school text books !

As of me I was born in Kolkata although I have studied and worked in different parts of India like Rajasthan, Delhi etc. At present I work for the Indian Government and also involved in events relating to social services and volunteering in India.

Work---Save Money---Travel-----Come back-----Work------Save Money-----Travel

Currently Stuck in this never ending loop !!! :D

My Facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/vivsarkar

MY PHILOSOPHY

I believe knowledge gives us power, experiences make us rich in the truest sesne and our actions makes us human. Go out try new things, meet new people learn something new everyday. We can lose money, power even loved ones but our experiences, our knowledge stays with us forever :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

A travel is incomplete unless you get a flavor of the local people and culture. The culture enriches us as a person , from the local people you learn and take back home a memory that lasts for you forever. Also its not possible to visit every place, countries in the world in our lifetime. But this platform allows these places to come to you in the form of people... when you meet someone from that place where you have never been. In short Couchsurfing enables me to expand my horrizon :)

Interests

Travelling : Of course !!!!

Writing Stories : I like writing stories inspired from my experiences focusing on various social issues

Football: I am a crazy football fan and currently working in a project to popularize football in India.

Social Service : I feel I am privileged so its my duty contribute something meaningful for making life better for the ones who are not as lucky as us.

Others : I am a crazy foodie, like trying different foods. I am also training myself in the art of mixing drinks and try doing the same in house parties :P

  • writing
  • documentaries
  • cocktails
  • social work
  • solo travel
  • travelling
  • tv series
  • foodie
  • mixology

Music, Movies, and Books

Music : Sigur Ros, One Republic, The Script, Mogwai, Travis , Coldplay, Owl City, The Corrs, Eddie Vedder , Hans Zimmer, Enya, Maybeshewill, Indian Jam Project, God is an Astronaut, Alt J, Kygo, Years and Years

Movies: Shawshank Redemption , The Sixth Sense, Schindler's List, Into The Wild , Seven, The Usual Suspect, Lucky Number Slevin, Lord of the Rings Trilogy , Senna , Saving Private Ryan

TV Series: Game of Thrones , Breaking Bad , Dark, Les Revenants, Orphan Black, House of Cards , Vikings , Homeland, Sherlock, Black Mirror, How to Get Away with Murder, La Casa De Papel

Off late I am watching more Documentaries than TV series. Would really appreciate if you have good suggestions on documentaries

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Kayaking in the Gulf of Thailand !!! So my friend and I were kayaking in Gulf of Thailand on a late afternoon. We were exploring the hidden,virgin beaches and while on our way back we encountered a storm with heavy rain and lightning striking all around us. Needless to say we were shit scared to death at that point, with waves getting bigger, lighting striking close by and winds taking the kayak towards the wrong direction. It was in the end, we were rescued by a big ferry and the people there pulled us up along with our little kayak from the rough sea ! It was one of the scariest but amazing experience I have ever had :D

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach : I can teach you Indian languages like Bengali and Hindi. If you are interested in cocktails may be teach you making some cocktails :D

Learn: About different cultures by meeting new people while travelling or while hosting

Share: My experiences while travelling in India and in Europe

What I Can Share with Hosts

My experiences, culture , stories I have written, make some nice cocktails may be and life in India of course :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

India

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