secondkirchhoff
35 Pune, India
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My self-summary
I am an engineer who works in New York and lives in Jersey City. I was born in India, and did my undergrad there, and I moved to Boston in 2001 for my MS and PhD, where I also became a Red Sox & Patriots fan. I graduated and moved to New York in Dec 2006. I love New York, enjoy traveling to Boston for pleasure, and to other cities (mostly work related). Also, a couple of years ago, two cats adopted me as their human. I generally get along with people who are curious, intellectual, tolerant, logical, analytical and scientific. I am a thinker, a bit of an introvert, a wall flower in most groups, and not alpha at all.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to enjoy the good things - food, wine , music , art.
I’m really good at
Mathematics. Mechanics. Computers. The work related stuff. Remembering Random Stuff. Making witty remarks. Sarcasm ( though I've learned shut it up when people can get hurt ). Remembering music I've liked. Obscure Bob Dylan references. Finding pennies on the street.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the fact that I'm Indian and I'm quiet. Also the fact that I come across as a serious person. That's not the case really, I'm just a bit slow to warm up, and I can come up with some mean zingers from time to time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Catch-22. The man who knew infinity. The New Yorker. The Economist. The Tech Review. Paul Krugman's Op-Eds and Blogs, Jonathan Chait and Jonathan Cohn, Robert Reich, even stuff on the right that I don't agree with. P.G. Wodehouse. Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods" and "Notes from an Island", Night (Wiesel), Mother Jones Blog, Talking Points Memo, Yes minister, Black Adder, Sherlock Holmes, A touch of Frost, Black Books, Sherlock (the new one), Louie, Night (Elie W), William Elliot Whitmore.

Almost anything by Kubrick, Kurosawa. Lars von Trier. Woody Allen. Monty Python, Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Songs which have some meaning, good underlying philosophy (civil rights, protest songs etc) Tom Waits. Lennon. Beatles. Dylan. Warren Zevon, Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, Rammstein, Metallica, Iron Maiden. The Clash. Pink Floyd ( The Wall is Fantastic!), WQXR, Madeleine Peyroux, Rev. Gary Davis, Carmina Burana
The six things I could never do without
0) Friends!
1) Music
2) Books
3) Internet (I can do without it at home, but I need it somewhere);
4) A paycheck
5) Intellectual stimulation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why I am perennially bored.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either at the IFC/Angelika/Film Forum or finishing up laundry and grocery shopping. Streaming movies from Netflix. Recovering from the work-week and looking forward to not being sleep deprived.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
"Once or twice they let me play a thousand kisses deep", -Leonard Cohen.

I lost weight 47 pounds (218-171) but then gained a lot of it back, which is my current state (202).
You should message me if
If you're interested in meeting up and doing something interesting together. I'd like to get away from work and explore what the city has to offer.
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