Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I see myself as someone compassionate and kind. I tend to make
deeper connections over time with the people I interact with. I
take my time to form opinions, like to go in-depth, and usually
don't get carried away. At the same time, I am not rigid, and I
appreciate other points of view and ways of doing things. Actually,
I think it is good that people do things and live their lives in
various ways, as that helps the society learn better ways of doing
I have a passion for music, and I have learned music for some time,
both Western and Eastern (Carnatic). It is one of my aspirations to
learn to compose music, which is going to take more time to get
Listening to NPR , or reading the New York Times and the BBC makes
me feel good. Among other things, I appreciate the empathy I
usually find in the NYT reporting and articles. It shows me that
besides good writing skills and research there are other important
things to consider in writing a good article. I also like listening
to the old time radio shows in The Big Broadcast like Johnny
Dollar, Dragnet, and Gunsmoke.
I am very interested in getting to know new people, new ideas, and
learning new languages, and I have been learning German and French
for some time.
What I’m doing with my life
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Currently I am working on my PhD in Electrical Engineering at the
University of Maryland, College Park. I am also paying attention to
be mindful, look beneath the surface, and appreciate the day-to-day
life more deeply.
At other times I enjoy listening to songs like "Young Dumb and
," -- obviously, that is not a reference to me :) --
usually while singing, or playing guitar or keyboard by ear. The
slow songs make it easier to do that. When I say singing and
playing, don't take it too seriously, I am learning, more as a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
focusing on the positive and keeping it light.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile and warm nature. That is what I think.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone et al. is
the last book I read.
The Innocents Abroad, and The Awful German Language.
I love the intellect and humor of Mark Twain.
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. This book by a
Harvard psychologist talks about why we are so bad at predicting
what will make us happy.
Shows: The Big Bang Theory.
Two and A Half Men. I wish Charlie Sheen hadn't messed that
Maigret. This detective series in French is what made me
interested in learning French.
Arrested Development. Highly nonlinear plots, but very
Music: Classical music. I have a good collection on my amazon cloud
drive that I listen to.
I also enjoy good Pop music, Carnatic and Hindustani classical
music, and Hindi and Malayalam film songs. I think I have listened
to and liked almost all the songs by Lily Allen and Shawn
Radio Shows (NPR): This American Life, Fresh Air,
The Big Broadcast, The Moth Radio Hour, Car
Talk, TED Radio Hour, A Prairie Home
Food: Mainly vegetarian, also eggs, fish, chicken etc. I eat
healthy, and like to cook.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family and Friends, Music, Compassion, Books, Bike, and Computer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Can submarines swim, or computers think? :)
Self-growth, sustainable living, and reducing energy and water
Why the person they are looking for being funny is apparently
important to so many. Of course, it will all become clear one day,
until then I guess I may have to continue to be funny.
Also, some technical problems involved in getting computers to
analyze and understand what they see through
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
listening to The Moth Radio Hour, working on a paper, or doing
other random things like having fun at a stir event -- OK
that is not typical, I went once and it was fun meeting and talking
to new people.
You should message me if
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you feel intrigued by something about me, you just want to say hi,
or you say to yourself, "why not?" . The last one is a good one.
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