anthrope
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My self-summary
UPDATE: I am relocating to Toronto at the end of August. I am currently catching up on family time in Hyderabad, India.

A priest, a doctor and an engineer went golfing. The group playing the holes before them was incredibly slow, and this bothered them no end. When they finished their game, they returned their golfcart to the clubhouse, and asked the manager about the group who preceded them.
"Oh, they are a group of firefighters who damaged their eyes," the manager said. "Their eyes are really sensitive, so it takes them a while to work with the holes."
"Dear God, I will pray for them," the priest immediately replied.
"Never mind prayer," said the doctor, "I am an ophthalmologist. I'll check their eyes pro bono."
The engineer gave them a curious look, and asked the manager, "Why don't they just play at night?"

The engineer joke should have given you a clue. I have a PhD from an electrical engineering department, and apply engineering methods to biological problems.

I like learning and am an avid student of philosophy, literature, neuroscience and astrophysics. I also like swimming, yoga, meditation, weight training, cardio, tennis, and other physical activities. I am hoping to add hiking/trekking to my activities list. I also enjoy banter with friends and family, and debating politics, philosophy, art, sports, etc. I also write a lot - plain old journaling, essays, short stories, novellas, novels.

I'd like to find my plus one. I hope to find someone who can think, and who has a modicum of emotional intelligence; someone who is easygoing and can laugh at herself. Someone who is far from perfect, but just right for me.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying something I'd consider non-intuitive; Weights; yoga; swimming; tennis
I’m really good at
Eastern philosophy (Buddhism, Vedanta, Zen, etc)
Writing
Meditation
Foot dangling
Movie watching
Sarcasm
Math
Debate
Art/Art history
The first things people usually notice about me
My Transylvanian canines.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books
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Anything by David Baldacci, Steve Berry, Clive Cussler, Lee Child, etc.
Anything by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins
Anything by Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Tara Brach, Venerable Robina Courtin, Venerable Pema Chodron, Venerable Amy Miller, HH Dalai Lama
Cartoon History of the Universe - Larry Gonick
The Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin
On Writing by Stephen King (or for that matter anything else by Stephen King!)
Anything by Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta

Music
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Zaz, Kids United, Black M, Indila, Soprano, Joyce Jonathan, Train, Sia, Enrique Iglesias, Pharrell Williams, Lindsey Stirling, Western/Indian Classical, Gordodrummer

Shows and Talks
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TeamCoco, SNL (especially the Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig stuff), Ricky Gervais, The Big Questions, Intelligence Squared, Ellen, Realtime with Bill Maher, The Origins Project, The Reason Project, Brooklyn Nine Nine, HIMYM, Frasier, Whose line is it anyway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Poirot, Comedy central presents, Game of Thrones

Movies
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Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant Man, Jurassic World, Transcendence, Prometheus, Groundhog Day, Avengers, Iron Man, The Fountain

Food
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Vegetarian - largely Indian; Thai; my custom designed dishes:) Usually a sandwich or something for lunch.
Six things I could never do without
Lots of oxygen.
Lots of water.
Coffee.
Exercise.
Comedy relief.
Discontent.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Imagination;
Science;
Storytelling and narrative;
Mindfulness;
Emptiness and form;
Vedanta;
Words;
Flow state in sports;
Life on other planets;
The limits of the universe;
Global climate change;
Education reform;
Why there is something rather than nothing;
Fitness;
Philosophy;
Neuroscience;
Art;
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no typical Friday night for me. I am happy to mingle with friends, or nerd out at home, or go people watch at a mall, or sit and read a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
:P
You should message me if
You're interested.:) The Quickmatch rating thing is wasted on me since I am not on the A-list. Please message me instead.
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