Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi, my name is Manu. In grad school my friends used to say that I
reminded them of Seinfeld, but to my credit, I'd never wear white
sneakers on dark jeans.
In my time off work, food is probably my biggest passion, followed
closely by dancing. I love exploring new recipes and restaurants
and while I try my best to keep it healthy, the appeal of something
crunchy and fried does get in the way. Some combination of yoga and
long walks through the city hopefully makes up for it...
Anyhow, I'd like to think of myself as well-traveled. I was born in
Africa and grew up there and in India before moving to the US. Last
summer I was in Italy and this spring I made a trip to South
America. I think countries are like people. They each have a
personality and if I get to know them well, I always miss them when
What I’m doing with my life
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I finished business school in LA and now work in management
consulting. This means that I help other businesses solve their
problems, though on many days it feels like herding cats. Still, it
is a fun gig and I'm learning a lot, especially about people:
creating the space to understand their motivations and discussing
my thoughts from that perspective.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I make the best hot cocoa...in the world. (Picture me saying that
in a Jeremy Clarkson voice. If you know what I'm talking about, we
should probably have a Top Gear night).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I don't own a TV and mostly use the internet through my phone,
which means that I'm probably the most connected person to real
life you'll meet. That said I'll gladly follow you to trivia night,
and completely make up all the answers.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Trusted friends, some form of dancing, tea, human touch, a comfy
pair of pjs and the chance to sleep in every now then.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What happens if you mix marzipan and nutella. Preferably on top of
a warm crepe.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
My latest realization is that the things I remember the most, and
the most fondly, are seldom things I had anticipated I would. I
recently went on a road-trip up to the Big Sur area. We went
hiking, dancing, beach-bumming - the works. Still the time I
remember most is the night we couldn't find a good place to stay
and ended up in a cheap motel in the middle of nowhere. We bought
some booze, a deck of cards, burritos. We ate, drank, talked and
played late into the night while the small town around us slept
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I eat my falafels with ketchup.
Someday, when I don't live in a tiny apartment in the city, I'd
like to have a big, daft, orange dog.
You should message me if
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You love Fox News. Okay, just kidding. But here are some good
reasons to message me:
You value experiences over possessions.
You have an awesome restaurant or recipe recommendation.
Or if you value connecting with people, you have your life
relatively well put together and you're confident but humble we'd
probably get along.
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