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  • 13 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Kannada; learning Hindi, Polish, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Web developer
  • Computer Science grad
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I love technology and travelling.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I remember places by the people I meet and their quaint, uncommon favourites - the "best" falafel place in the city, that quiet corner in the fort, the ice cream place by the bridge. I've surfed a lot of couches and hosted wonderful people through CS, and I enjoy the sense of community with fellow travellers.


Living in a place for a few months to learn more about its history and its people is the kind of travel I enjoy. I like trying out different professions for short durations, farming being my favourite experiment so far. I believe in minimalism and mindful consumption.

At the moment, I'm trying to combine two of my passions - social work and volunteering, and my work in tech - to work on tech tools for the developing world.

  • vegan
  • technology
  • minimalism
  • cycling
  • volunteering
  • lgbt
  • nonprofits

Music, Movies, and Books

I like ambient electronic, indie, electro pop, classical, jazz, post-rock

I like movies by Xavier Dolan, Deepa Mehta and Krzysztof Kieślowski.

Oscar Wilde, Vikram Seth, Arundhati Roy, Theodore Dreiser, Victor Hugo, Sinclair Lewis and Dumas are some of my favourite authors.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Celebrated new year's eve 2071 in Nepal

Returned from a 2 month stay in the hinterland of Russia with my vegetarianism unblemished!

Teach, Learn, Share

Haggling with shopkeepers and auto rickshaws in India

What I Can Share with Hosts

Travel stories, cat pictures, volunteering ideas

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, France, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Kenya, Nepal, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia

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