Born and raised in India. Civil Eng graduate from IIT Mumbai 1970. Graduate Studies at Sloan School of Management, MIT, Cambridge,MA USA. Retired after a career in International Business +marketing High Technology products. Travel'd to about 75 countries over 40 years. Retired in 2011 and make my home in Iowa after 40 years in the Boston area of the US. Love to travel. Thorough Foodie and passionate about cooking.Interested in GeoPolitics, History, Music and sharing views on wide range of subjects including Meditation. Recent travels have taken me to Colombia,Argentina,Vietnam,Kampuchea,Laos and several cities in Sicily(Trapani,Marsala,Palermo,Taormina,Siracusa,Catania ), Italy(Milan, Turin, Alba,Florence,Barolo+Barbaresco region,Sienna, Naples,Sorrento, Bari, Lecce ). Visited Australia ,NZ, Singapore, HCMC,HoiAN in Vietnam and Yangon in Myanmar plus six cities in India in the Dec to Mar 2014 period. Had a wonderful time in Coimbatore+Ooty hill station in Tamilnadu, plus several beautiful lush green spots in Kerala in Dec-Jan 2015 .Spent five weeks in Joberg,Stellenbosch-Franschhoek ,CapeTown, durban area of South Africa in Feb -Mar 2015. Now in Mauritius before heading back to Iowa via Zurich.