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Last online
Yesterday – 9:46pm
Indian, White
4′ 9″ (1.45m)
Body Type
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Working on Ph.D program
Science / Engineering
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Hindi (Poorly), French (Okay)
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.

And since this seems a fashionable inclusion: I'm an ENTJ!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
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 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, making scripts for student films and plays. Lately I've been focusing more on science communication, and hoping to start the next book this year, a pop sci book about how we make decisions regarding the environment - so combining neuroscience, behavioral econ, and environmental science.

I've also been getting really into music creation in the last year or so since I traded in my piano for a Roland keyboard. As a kid taking piano lessons was a 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 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 out around 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!