Hobbies: I enjoy swimming, running, and hiking. I also enjoy all types of world cinema and am particularly drawn to Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Eric Rohmer.

Places: I grew up in Bombay - Mumbai, experiencing a slice of time from the early 90s to the mid-2000s in this ever-changing city. I spent five years in Kharagpur, West Bengal, for college, then seven years in Berkeley/San Francisco for my graduate school and postdoc. I spent some significant time in Southern France for internships during college and graduate school. I have the strongest sense of belonging to Mumbai and northern California. I am (very slowly) learning to like Chicago.