I have been brought up in a few places, but would call madras my home. We are a happy family of 3 - very closely knit. My parents have their roots in palghat (palghat Name Visible on Logins with the funny tam accent), and are settled in Madras. I did my under graduation at Madras, grad school in a big 10 school in the US, worked for an underdog for a while and now work for a semiconductor giant (no brownies for guessing that :)) in the Bay Area.
I love Bay Area for the very Indian feel it offers. I get to wear more Indian clothes here than I perhaps would have, if I were in India. I also like the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit that rubs off to everyone here. The one thing that this place lacks is perhaps the diversity in its demography. In a room full of strangers, you wouldn't go wrong if you guessed their profession - ah yes, they must be engineers. While I acknowledge this is a great place to live, I am open to a change. (relocation should not be a show-stopper).
I am slim, fair, tall, and am considered good looking. I enjoy the company of people, would love engaging conversations and am fairly organized and well-planned about everything. I tend to take a little while loosening up, but am very much an extrovert.
I am reasonably good at things that involve some skill and proportions. That makes me a good cook :). I cook everything from the classic south Indian dosa made from scratch to punjabi subjis to thai curries and pastas.
While I don't follow any genre of music as seriously as I'd like, music has always been a passion. I am trained in carnatic music - learnt for a while during my school days in India and have been taking lessons here for about 3 years now. I am still an amateur, but I find solace and pleasure in singing away after a long day at work. We also get to perform occasionally at various music events. I have tried singing light music very recently and perform with a band at my workplace.
I have perhaps inherited the travel bug from my dad. We never missed an opportunity to go see a new place in India while I was growing up. Now its my turn, and my list of travel destinations only seem to grow, despite knocking some off! Specifically, I love the people and cultural aspects of travel. So any day I'd pick Thailand over say Kilimanjaro. I also enjoy researching destinations of interest, learning their history and such. My folks tell me I should've been a historian or perhaps a tour guide!
Soon after I moved to the Bay Area, I landed this wonderful non-profit, that I have been involved with for over 5 years now. Over time, I have gotten truly involved with the cause, and have a lot of good friends in the network.
I wish I could dance. A friend once commented that I danced like Elaine (of Seinfeld fame), and that brought in all the inhibitions in the world :). I have since been trying to loosen up on the dance floor!
I am a little bit into everything. I am not a movie buff, but do enjoy movies - be it at the theater or at home. I have tried some theatrical stints with some community theater groups. I love to present/talk and I am quite the mic-a-holic. I have hosted/compered for a few events and been a radio jockey. I have also tried some ramp-modeling stints (read very low key) and my mum promptly dissuaded me off of it:). In general, I like to stay socially active.
While I think progressive and dabble at everything I possibly can, I am well grounded in reality and truly respect my roots. I go to the temple once in a while. I like to follow our rituals because I think they are fun. I also think the origins for many of our rituals are meant to promote a better social living. So I do enjoy dancing at the dandia and inviting people over for haldi-kumkum.
I am eagerly looking for a strong footed traditional Indian marriage with someone rooted in a reasonably conservative value system. So much said, I am really looking forward to meet my man. While the web based process has its pros and cons, this is my earnest attempt at reaching out. So, if you are out there reading this far, please come find me .
Who I am looking for:
- Indian hindu Brahmin preferred. Tamil/hindi speaking will be nice, as it brings in more common languages. But I am open to others as well. Languages after all can be picked up.
- Well educated, accomplished, smart, sensible and most importantly, humble. Looks are important as well.
- 32-38 years young. Preferably an extrovert.
- Someone with a sense of responsibility, progressive family background and who is serious about marriage. Prefer families who are not bound by horoscopish metrics and value mental compatibility.
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