I'm a mix culturally - Asian, Indian, European, American and African thrown into the mix (because of growing up in those places and absorbing the cultures)
30% introvert and 70% extrovert, type A-B ambitious, physically fit but not a jock, perceptive and listen to my gut often, passionate and burn with the fire of a thousand suns, pro-spontaneity and funny enough to make my friends laugh at me, shy geek and stately presence - that’s approximately me.
MBTI tests get thrown off all the time by me – I’m more of an E than I, somewhere in between S and N, in the middle of a T and F, more a P than J. I look like I could be in college but speak to me and know that I’d probably teach you a thing or two about life.
I was made in the jungles of Western Africa. My childhood was like Jungle Book but with parents and video games and good ice-cream. The City of Angels is the second city in my life that I have been in one place for more than 4 years. In between the Jungles of Africa and the present day – I’ve been fortunate to live and grow up on 4 continents from the cold, rainy town of Newcastle Upon Tyne in UK, to the hot summers of Calcutta, India and the freezing winters of Boston, New England.
When I was young, all I wanted to do was play music, make portraits and write poetry. I quickly realized that the only “dead artists are rich artists” – alluding to the fact that most of them are ahead of their times and under-appreciated when alive. So I decided I would rather go make artificial organs and became a biomedical engineer. While finding the cure for cancer, I realized I would still be too poor to live a life of comfort and luxury and so switched over to the dark side of finance. I still love art, music and science and will always be a nerdy artsy type at heart. But these days, it’s corporate America that pays the bills.
I once got bitten by a Sting Ray while surfing in the ocean and had to be hospitalized. I didn’t realize that they have Sting Rays in the Indian ocean but luckily they were not strong enough to kill me.
I picked up a Harmonica when I moved to India and realized a few facts about this amazing musical instrument – you can carry it even when you’re climbing a mountain in India or white-water rafting in Costa Rica, you learn a lot of tricks while learning how to play all the notes in those lovely Beatles songs, and you can be a lead player in a band without looking ridiculous.
Learning Iyengar and Hatha Yoga made me get more in touch with my Indian roots and realize that human endeavor spans three things that we should focus on: health, inquiry and the quality of our actions since we can’t really be sure about the results of our actions.
I like skiing but still fall a lot. Snowboarding on the other hand makes me feel like fish to water.
I love the taste of bananas, and the good energy they put into me. Crepes with bananas and Nutella can get me going at any time of the day.
Every weekend after a long week at work – I use two things to recharge my batteries – the ocean and the mountains – I’m either hiking the Santa Monica mountains or biking around the bike path by the ocean.
If you've made it this far, I hope the above is good enough because I really don't know what to say. The best advice I ever got was to be myself. So if someone told me to describe myself in 500 words or less so women could be attracted to me ... I'd probably tell them if a woman liked me after only 500 words - she must be crazy! I'm not here to play games or date a bunch of girls, that kind of stuff doesn't make me feel good.
What I'm looking for is someone that wants to take a risk and try and get to know someone for who they are. These are just words and photographs. The lucky few on this site that are looking for real connections can certainly contact me anytime, I'd love to hear from you.