Born in South India, grew up in North Africa and because my parents
love traveling, by 13 I had seen most of Europe and a few places in
Asia even though I remember being annoyed that I had to walk so
much. Ive been in the US for over 9 years now and for most part it
has been a great experience.
What I’m doing with my life
Working full time as a software design engineer, developing a
photography business shooting weddings on weekends, traveling,
training to hit some fitness benchmarks, taking Coursera courses as
time permits etc. I also just started rock-climbing and am
I’m really good at
Cant judge that for myself... people pay me to take pictures, so
maybe that's something I do well; this is some of my work: Portfolio
Ive done some mildly insane things just to get a great shot. This
has resulted in damage to some very expensive equipment, but also
great pictures and stories.
I enjoy solving puzzles...tend to remember most things, and can now
cook a mean chicken curry.
Heel and toe driving..Ill do a show and tell if we get that far.
The first things people usually notice about me
"Your name is MICHAEL?.. How's that an Indian name?" :)
recently I had a couple of people tell me that I look like Marcus
Samuelsson....chef on some cooking show apparently. Celebrity
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The art of racing in the rain, Fooled by Randomness, Dreams From My
Father, Unaccustomed Earth, Alive: The Story of the Andes
Survivors, Zorba the Greek, Interpreter of Maladies, Remains of the
Day and many more
Shawshank Redemption, Mystic River, Inception, Godfather I&II,
American History X, Guru, etc... most Ed Norton, De Niro and Al
Breaking Bad, Simpsons, House, Sopranos.
80's rock, house, most stuff on XM-Loft, Lumineers, XX, Pink Floyd
South Indian (Keralite), Mediterranean, handmade gnocchi, the
hot-bar at WholeFoods.
The six things I could never do without
Books, Camera, Music, ... cant think of anything else.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I dont spend time "thinking" per se, but every now and then
mentally wander on auto-pilot based on something Ive seen or
Photography; what started as an attempt to learn a new skill, took
a life of its own after it made me more acutely aware of the
fickleness of life.
On a typical Friday night I am
at a bar shooting pool with friends, or at my sisters' hanging out with my 2 year old nephew...watching a movie at home...or somewhere I shouldn't be.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dont have a fear of heights
You should message me if
1. You are easy going AND
2. You are a good conversationalist AND
3. You'd like to meet someone you can try out different restaurants
and explore the area with OR
4. Just plain hot.
I also try and stay healthy by regularly working out and eating
well, so I would prefer someone who does so as well.