Apart from my day job at a tech startup, I spend time on creating art, drawing, and poetry. I enjoy making charcoal portraits, writing poetry and run a poetry meet-up group in San Francisco.
Up until recently, I did not feel I belong to a place or country and called myself - "Place Agnostic" (Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, London, White Plains NY, Princeton NJ, Atlanta, Santa Barbara), but then I fell in love with San Francisco for its laid-back, quirky and adventurous people.
I admire thoughtful, well-read, ambitious, and someone who has a creative side. My thought process has evolved in recent years, and can be summarized in an article by another technologist - http://chronicle.com/article/From-Technologist-to/128231/
I find the spark in free thinkers, free spirits people - not defined and bounded by notions of religion, society, and upbringing, and those who are contemporary yet classy, thoughtful yet adventurous, and respectful. In general the philosophy that drives me in life is centered around questioning and challenging social status quo, learning, improving and challenging oneself every day, active life, working to enjoy life, striving to become a better person, and more importantly ability to connect at human level.
Being vulnerable, authentic, and real are not for the weak-hearted. I respect and love individuals who possess these qualities.
I am seeking someone who is looking for meaningful conversations, finding a genuine connection, enjoy reading and spending time at cafes, live music at small neighborhood places, seeking effortless chemistry, synergy and potential for growing together and enjoy the life at our own pace. I find reading and writing together, walking in the park, or relaxing with wine are just as fun as going out on hikes/treks and physical activity/gym.
I like to explore and visit cities together, enjoy road trips, develop a deep bond and caring relationship where we connect at multiple levels. I value personal time for creative writing and poetry, and hence I value same for others.
I am willing and open to new experiences of creativity, thoughts and culture. I make honest attempts to be helpful, encouraging and kind to people around me. It is my constant quest to improve and become a better human being.
My interests are diverse, and evolve as I explore myself as a person such as - learning a new language, going for a theatre class, drawing/sketching, going on a drive without fine prints, spending time at the bookstores, public libraries, museums, art shows, spending time reading/blogging at cafes, going out for live music, movies, enjoying a stroll in neighborhood parks and more. Doing all of the above and more with the right person is even more fun.
I spend time connecting with myself. I play games :) - Ping pong, badminton, field hockey and soccer. I enjoy running and biking around Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach.
I switch between carefree and intense.