I am a senior software engineer, originally from Panvel, India, now living in London, United Kingdom. I moved to Germany in 2015, and then to the UK in 2016, and have been living here since. I try not to plan my life too far ahead but I definitely intend on obtaining an ILR (permanent residence; due in early 2021) and then citizenship (due in early 2022) in Britain. I currently have no plans of returning to India.
Although I grew up in a conservative Marathi family, I have fairly liberal values, and my family accepts and supports me fully. I am an irreligious atheist myself, and I do not care about religion, caste, race, astrology etc. I do not necessarily need my partner to share the same set of beliefs as long as her views are compatible and humane.
I am a strong believer in gender equality and individualism. I believe that two people in a relationship have equal rights and, equally importantly, equal responsibilities. I expect that we will divide all household chores between us, and that we will also both contribute to the expenses (not necessarily equally). I would want us to take all important decisions in life together.
In my personal life, I am a big nerd. I love to read and learn new things all the time. I believe in keeping the inner kid and my sense of wonder alive. Honesty, rational thought and compassion are three corner-stones of my life. I love travelling and experimentation. I have been to 13 countries so far. I love my siblings and parents unconditionally. I have a huge circle of friends and I love socialising.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I have a bleeding disorder named haemophilia. Thanks to the amazing healthcare in Britain, this has minimal impact on my life. I cannot participate in sports, athletics, or physically strenuous activities, but I am able to work, travel, and go about my daily life otherwise just fine. Due to the joint damages accrued during my time in India though, I have a slight but a visible limp. If this is a problem for you, you can turn down my profile â€“ I respect your right to that choice.