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  • Fluent in English, Hindi; learning Marathi (Marāṭhī)
  • 53, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • I make films, and have worked as a freelance communicatio...
  • I'm a Masters in Sociology from Bombay University (India)...
  • From Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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About Me


Finding a producer for my first feature film set in Goa!


I love traveling and meeting new people from all over the world...I'm warm, have a great sense of humor and am interested in the arts and music. Above all, I'm just a nice guy to know !


(My philosophy is best expressed by this beautiful quote I came across somewhere):
I traded my stock options for a lonely planet.My cell phone for a compass.My briefcase for a backpack.
I took off.
I wandered in the company of tourists,travellers and a guitar as old as me.
I learned that people are good, strangers are fascinating. And that every journey reveals another.
I've lost track of time .And perhaps my job and my apartment...
But i have my compass and i know it's pointing me in the right direction.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have hosted many travelers in all three places where I have lived in the past seven years - Bangkok, Goa and Mumbai.
Also surfed as a guest on several trips to Europe over the years - and met up with some wonderful people.


Absolutely great!


Travel, reading, music, movies, development, photography and making films

Music, Movies, and Books

I love arthouse cinema, but also enjoy the occasional Hollywood / Bollywood blockbuster
Love reading travel books - Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer. My ambition is to write a travel book; or make a travel series one day - soon!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Working as part of the creative team of Satyamev Jayate - India's biggest and currently most successful TV show, hosted by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan
Crossing over a landslide just after it happened - because we had to get to the other side!
Taking ten flights in as many days - to shoot a documentary over four different countries!
Directing and editing a series for Portuguese TV - without knowing the language!
Visiting the house of Mukesh Ambani - who enjoys the distinction of being ranked the richest man in the world in 2007 (higher than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett!). I also shot interviews with him and his family for a project I was working on.

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, I can teach you how to use a video camera - if that's of any use :)
I can also tell all you want to know about India - and there's a lot to tell! Can give you useful tips on places off the beaten track worth visiting, and things to see that tourists may not ever know about !
And of course, I can also teach you some basic Hindi which might be useful while traveling.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Local information and guidance about Mumbai - sightseeing, food, nightlife...and secret places few know about :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Thailand

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