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Hey, I'm Shoma!
Kolkata, West Bengal, India · Member since February 2012

My interests include food (delicious, low-oil), films, travel, photography, art, news, good conversation, among other things. My music's mostly eighties, seventies and sixties rock-pop, western and eastern classical music as well. I used to be a journalist at one point of time. I write features and edit, if I feel like it, now and then. I like painting, and am fascinated with poster art at present.

Well, I'm a wanderer (as Donna Summer sang many eons ago). I have travelled to most corners of India, other than the northeast. I'm just back from Kerala. Needless to say, it was a mind-boggling, even bone-rattling experience, though a bit rushed. I still feel stunned and am rained under millions of photographs that I and my husband snapped up. Other recent visits were to places like Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand (mainly Binsar) and Gujarat (Kutch) Outside my country, I have travelled to China, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Egypt, Nepal, Mexico, Milan, London (my personal love), Paris and Amsterdam, the last two being the last foreign destinations.

Among authors, I like Marquez, Kundera, Fitzgerald, Salinger...intend to re-read the Russians.

I live for my family, for meeting and getting to know interesting people (easy conversationalists an added bonus), and for travel and movies. Among my favorite directors are Bergman, Tarkovsky, Bertollucci, Kubric, Lars Von Triers, Woody Allen, David Lean, Satyajit Ray, Mike Leigh, Antonioni...and all well-made movies created with honest intent, I guess!

People with a sharp sense of humour and an ability to take it nice and eaaasy always welcome in my space.

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