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31 Palo Alto, CA Man


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  • Ages 20–33
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Last Online
Yesterday – 11:25pm
Indian, White
4′ 9″ (1.45m)
Body Type
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Working on Ph.D program
Science / Engineering
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Hindi (Poorly), French (Okay), Japanese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Most of my day is an active search for new things to learn and new creative projects to engage in. I love writing stories and composing music. I'm generally out-and-about for most of every day, meeting new people and growing old friendships. I spend a good deal of time in Santa Cruz since my folks got a beachhouse there a few years ago.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm going to grad school at Stanford, in an interdisciplinary environmental sciences program. I look at how people make environmental decisions via brain imaging - trying to adapt neuroeconomics to save the planet!

I also run a small consulting firm that writes medical journal articles and biotech marketing materials.

I love academic life and can totally see myself as a professor down the road. The next few years teaching, learning, and publishing will be a lotta fun.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Creative stuff. I published a book in high school called Wolf Trails, about a pack of wolves learning to live in the wild after being in captivity. It's a bit like Watership Down. In college I got more into writing for the performing arts, so making scripts for student films and plays. The most recent one, Creative License, was a mockumentary about a couple, each famous in their own right - he a literary fiction author, she an avant-garde play producer - who go through a messy divorce. She makes a play about it, and he responds with a book. The film cuts between scenes from the marriage falling apart and interviews with the characters. I had a blast as it was my first experience with directing and acting, and got to work with a great crew (they were helping to film Milk at the same time!) and a cast of my close friends. I'm hoping to do another movie again soon!

I've also been getting really into music creation in the last year or so since I traded in my baby grand for a Roland keyboard, which has a built-in sequencer and all kinds of fun gadgets. As a kid taking piano lessons was a total chore, because I'd always be learning pieces by rote - there was no creative element. The ability to emulate any instrument and edit in so many different ways lets me run wild - and I'm having a blast.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Borges, Murakami, Rushdie. Been reading a lot of popular science, autobiographies, and travelogues lately.

Movies: Anything with Robert Downey Jr., Wonder Boys, Good Will Hunting, Stranger Than Fiction. Many many more that aren't springing to mind at the moment.

TV: House of Cards, True Detective, Penny Dreadful, Breaking Bad, Shameless, Game of Thrones, Farscape.

Music: Mostly love listening to jazz, soundtracks, and Amon Tobin. But I'm pretty open - I compose music in a lot of different genres!

Food can be anything. I'm half-Indian, so spicy food is a definite plus.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family, friends, and so forth - those are a given.

I'm pretty happy with living Spartan-style, even though I own an iPhone and have learned since acquiring a disposable income that I am indeed a gadget guy (mostly for music composition). That said, I'm really happy to go long periods of time wandering the wilderness or bumming around with friends while living out of a backpack.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I daydream about creative projects quite a bit. And about new avenues to explore in my PhD research - using neuroscience and behavioral economics to understand how people make decisions on environmental issues is a lot of fun!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably bumming around Stanford campus with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I didn't start talking until age 4, when I abruptly started conversing in complete sentences. My first words were "Can I have butter on toast?" I'm not sure what this says about young Nik.
You should message me if
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My height isn't a dealbreaker and you'd like to chat about neuroscience, music composition, writing, environmental science, behavioral econ, or a thousand other nerdy things over coffee!