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I was born in India and grew up there and in various Middle Eastern countries. I moved to Canada by myself at age 18 to enroll in Carleton University as an international student. I got an undergrad degree in psychology and worked in a neuroscience lab as a research assistant for one year. I then moved to Toronto to pursue a Master of Journalism degree, and spent a few months working for the Discovery Channel.

I'm a musician, travel enthusiast and soccer fanatic. I like staying informed about everything and I do that by reading and listening to podcasts.


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I am both a published scientist and a published journalist.
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Ditching a promising career in neuroscience research to follow my passion for journalism, despite the risks that entailed.
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Coolness is being completely comfortable in your own skin and not trying overly hard to fit in or be different.
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Staying organized and maintaining a large list of sources.
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I like how Trend Hunter gives me the opportunity to write about and learn about things that aren't necessarily my core passions. This helps me expand my horizons and become a more well-rounded journalist and person.
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"Guerilla Marketing Trickery". This was an advertising stunt from 2010 in which Heineken - sponsors of the UEFA Champions League soccer tournament - got a bunch of women to convince their boyfriends to attend a classical concert and poetry recitation on the day of the huge Champions League match between Real Madrid and A.C. Milan. It made for great viewing and was a brilliant advertising stunt by Heineken. As a die-hard soccer fan and a lover of Dutch beer, I quite enjoyed that one.
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Your first sentence should be designed to grab the reader's attention, and make them drop anything else they might be doing to read the rest of the post. While writing the post, use language that you would use if you were talking to a friend. This will help you project your personality, wit and intelligence onto the post.
How do you reset to be creative?
Taking a break when I feel my brain shutting down. It's better to put in 5 hours of focused work than 8 hours of distracted, tired and unfocused effort.
What inspires or excites you?
People who are passionate about what they do, especially if it involves helping others.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Personal jetpacks!
Delectable Double Fudge Stouts
Delectable Double Fudge Stouts
This Stout Combines Decadent Chocolate & Rich Roasted Coffee
AleSmith Brewing Company, which has forged a reputation as one of the world’s top craft brewers ever since it was founded back in 1995, is looking to also expand on its prowess as a maker of... MORE
Vanilla Coffee Cream Ales
Vanilla Coffee Cream Ales
This Ale Blends the Bitterness Of Coffee With Notes Of Caramel
Sycamore Brewing, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based brewery that is known for its highly creative craft drinks, has launched Vanilla Affogato, a vanilla coffee cream ale that is designed to bring... MORE
Curated Ethical Investment Apps
Curated Ethical Investment Apps
This App Lets You Grow Your Money In Socially Committed Portfolios
While it’s common knowledge that millennials are increasingly dipping their toes into the massive ocean that is the investing world, it’s also no secret that younger investors are... MORE
Ramen Noodle-Derived Spirits
Ramen Noodle-Derived Spirits
This Unique Liquor Used Ingredients From Excess Noodles
Stone Barn Brandyworks, a distillery based in Portland, has collaborated with local fresh organic noodle makers Umi Organic to create a spectacularly unique liquor that takes the form of a whiskey-... MORE
Augmented Reality Educational Apps
Augmented Reality Educational Apps
This App Lets Teachers & Learners Create Complex Virtual Worlds
Discovery Education, which for over two decades has been recognized as a pioneer in the use of innovative digital technologies to augment educational experiences in classrooms around the world, has... MORE
Reimagined Road-Legal Supercars
Reimagined Road-Legal Supercars
This Riproaring Car Has a Fighter Jet-Inspired Cockpit
KTM may be considered a company that is associated with motorcycles first and foremost, but its determination to continue to take the world of cars by storm is more than evident with the launch of a... MORE
Lightweight Commuter E-Bikes
Lightweight Commuter E-Bikes
This E-Bike Has a Visually Appealing Frame and 500-Watt Motor
Tony Ellsworth, who is renowned around the world as a veritable pioneer of progressive bicycle design over the course of the last 30 years, has launched a brand new commuter e-bike that utilizes... MORE
4K-Enabled Machine Vision Cameras
4K-Enabled Machine Vision Cameras
This Camera is Designed For Industrial Imaging Applications
Vision Research, a New Jersey company that is dedicated in innovating new and futuristic forms and processes for electronic imaging, has launched a high-tech Machine Vision camera that is able to... MORE
Undulating Musical Museums
Undulating Musical Museums
This Hungarian Museum's Rooftop is Inspired By Sound Waves
Sou Fujimoto Architects, a Japanese architecture firm that is renowned for its innovative, creative and highly attractive designs, has well and truly outdone itself with its ability to turn a... MORE
All-Inclusive Guitar Learning Systems
All-Inclusive Guitar Learning Systems
This System Offers Musical Education, Recording & App Access
There are various guitar learning systems available on the market, but the fact of the matter is that these products tend to focus on specific areas of the musical education or practice process and... MORE
Autonomous Lawn Mower Add-Ons
Autonomous Lawn Mower Add-Ons
This Robotic System Gives An Autonomous Upgrade to Commercial Mowers
Electric Sheep Robotics, a startup based in San Francisco, has launched an innovative new autonomous lawn mower add-on system that is designed to make it possible for existing lawn mowers to be... MORE
Crypto-Compatible Investment Apps
Crypto-Compatible Investment Apps
This App Offers Access to Bitcoin and Ethereum Investments
Stash Financial, a company that specializes in offering a range of financial services and products for consumers based in the U.S., is launching a cryptocurrency-enabled version of its app that uses... MORE
Toasted French Oak Bourbons
Toasted French Oak Bourbons
This Bourbon is Finished In Seasoned Casks From the Limousin Region
Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey, a woman-led whiskey company based in Louisville, Kentucky, has launched a brand new Toasted French Oak Bourbon that makes use of five-year-old Indiana bourbon that is... MORE
Curated Distillery Tours
Curated Distillery Tours
This Tour Immerses Visitors In the Craft Spirits Scene Of Columbus
Experience Columbus, the agency responsible for tourism initiatives in Columbus, Ohio, has launched a brand new distillery tour that is designed to make it easier than ever for locals and visitors... MORE
Luscious Blended Scotch Whiskeys
Luscious Blended Scotch Whiskeys
This Whiskey Combines Notes Of Hazelnut, Dry Fruit & Malt
Compass Box, which produces, bottles and sells a broad array of blended Scotch whiskeys that are highly prized for their creativity and unique flavor profiles, has launched a brand new whiskey that... MORE
Teatime Bus Tour Experiences
Teatime Bus Tour Experiences
This Dublin City Tour Lets You Enjoy Tea and Snacks On a Vintage Bus
Bus tour experiences are a common occurrence in many cities that attract a high volume of tourists, but these typically involve sitting in a bus with a group of strangers and riding around town... MORE
Non-Gamified Trading Portals
Non-Gamified Trading Portals
This U.S.-Focused Trading Platform Encourages Responsible Investing
Revolut Security, which has grown in popularity ever since it started out offering money transfer and exchange services in the U.K. before expanding its offerings to include the U.S., Australia and... MORE
Full Moon Snowshoe Tours
Full Moon Snowshoe Tours
This Three-Mile Snowshoe Hike Showcases the Splendor Of Incline Village
Incline Village, a pristine census-designated located place situated on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Nevada, is offering snowshoe tours that are designed to allow people in the area as well as... MORE
Deluxe Kentucky Straight Bourbons
Deluxe Kentucky Straight Bourbons
This Delectable Bourbon is Available In Only 2,700 Bottles
King of Kentucky has launched a brand new Kentucky straight bourbon that is positioned as a limited-edition offering comprising only 2,700 bottles. This particular product is a Kentucky straight... MORE
Elusive Heron-Finding Tours
Elusive Heron-Finding Tours
This Birding Tour Offers Access to Ultra-Rare Agami Herons
Costa Rica Focus, a company that is dedicated to providing high-quality birdwatching, bird photography and wildlife-related tours across the diverse landscapes of Costa Rica, has launched a brand... MORE
Limited-Edition American Whiskeys
Limited-Edition American Whiskeys
The 'Whoop & Holler' Whiskey From Diageo is 30 Years Old
Multinational alcoholic beverage giant Diageo is launching a spectacular new American whiskey in the form of Whoop & Holler, a whiskey whose extraordinarily rich flavor stems partly from the... MORE
Idyllic Island Tours
Idyllic Island Tours
These Customizable Tours Take Tourists Into the Heart Of the San Blas Islands
A tourism company by the name of Sea San Blas is launching a range of island tours for travelers who are looking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and cultural treats on offer at the San... MORE
Streamlined Skilled Trades Apps
Streamlined Skilled Trades Apps
This App Offers Social & Professional Networking For Tradespersons
TradesLink is an innovative skilled trades app that aims to help people hailing from a variety of different trades to go about connecting with one another, finding jobs, identifying employees for... MORE
Unfiltered German-Style Lagers
Unfiltered German-Style Lagers
The 'Zwickelbier' Combines Deliciously Malty & Nutty Notes
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, a highly regarded brewery situated in the borough of Hawley in Pennsylvania, has launched a unique German-style lager that is designed to showcase the oft-neglected... MORE
Minty Vegan CBD Oils
Minty Vegan CBD Oils
This CBD Oil Tincture Has Anxiolytic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects
DNVR8, whose product line includes a range of CBD offerings of both the edible and topical healing varieties, has launched a new CBD oil tincture that offers a genuinely broad spectrum of physical... MORE
CBD-Infused Vegan Body Rubs
CBD-Infused Vegan Body Rubs
This Soothing Body Rub Combines CBD With Cooling & Warming Ingredients
DNVR8 las launched a unique body rub that combines the healing powers of CBD with a range of other natural ingredients that are combined in a special proprietary blend to enable users to enjoy... MORE
Immune-Supporting Cannabis Tinctures
Immune-Supporting Cannabis Tinctures
This Tincture Features a Unique Blend Of Cannabinoid Acids
Extract Labs, a manufacturer of high-quality CBD tinctures, creams and other products that was founded by U.S. Army combat veteran Craig Henderson, has launched a brand new cannabis tincture that is... MORE
Domestically Sourced Cannabis Oils
Domestically Sourced Cannabis Oils
The 'Bidiol' CBD Oil Is Sold and Produced In Uruguay
Aurora Cannabis, a Canadian company that is at the forefront of the development and advancement of consumer and industry-targeted cannabinoid (CBD) products, has launched a new cannabis oil product... MORE
AI-Powered Dental Cameras
AI-Powered Dental Cameras
This Toothbrush-Shaped Gadget Takes & Analyzes Photos Of Your Teeth
Zaamigo, a startup company that was spun off at research and work conducted at ETH Zurich, has launched an innovative new dental camera that makes it possible for regular people to be able to... MORE
Detachable Trailer Tiny Homes
Detachable Trailer Tiny Homes
This Tiny Home Offers Reliable Mobility As Well As Standalone Use
Build Tiny, a New Zealand-based company that specializes in building innovative diminutive dwellings, has launched an intelligently designed trailer tiny home whose selling point stems from the fact... MORE
Multitasking Underwater Drones
Multitasking Underwater Drones
This Drone Can Autonomously Follow and Film Industrial Divers
A French marine technology company by the name of Notilo Plus has launched a spectacularly high-tech underwater done that is capable of autonomously following scuba divers while underwater and using... MORE
Portable Skiing Rope Tows
Portable Skiing Rope Tows
The 'Zoa PL1' Helps Backcountry Skiers and Snowboarders Get Uphill
Rope tows are a highly favored way for skiers to get a lift when out and about on the slopes, but the fact of the matter is that while this method works well on slick and well-manicured ski hills in... MORE
Shreddable Steampunk Guitars
Shreddable Steampunk Guitars
This Multi-Neck Guitar Was Designed For Legendary Guitarist Steve Vai
Steve Vai is a guitar player who’s known as much for his flamboyant on-stage performances as his exceptionally technical high-speed guitar playing and his mastery of subtle melodies, which is... MORE
Provincial Fishing Apps
Provincial Fishing Apps
This App Helps Hunters & Anglers Store Licenses & Access Local Updates
Authorities in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan have launched a new hunting and fishing app that aims to help keen hunters and anglers in the province to go about getting all the... MORE
Indian Investor Awareness Apps
Indian Investor Awareness Apps
This Investment App Offers Information Shared By Market Regulators
The Securities and Exchange Board of India, which regulates the commodities and securities markets in India, has launched an innovative new investment app that aims to help investors understand the... MORE
Attainable Trading Apps
Attainable Trading Apps
This App Offers 50 Free Stock Trades a Year & No Minimum Balance
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Bathroom-Boasting Camper Vans
Bathroom-Boasting Camper Vans
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Single-Tiered Tiny Homes
Single-Tiered Tiny Homes
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Capacious Trailer Tiny Homes
Capacious Trailer Tiny Homes
The 'Denali XL Bunkhouse' Can Comfortably Sleep Six People
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Rotating Truck Campers
Rotating Truck Campers
The 'Flip90' Can Be Rotated Out to Offer Expansive Trailer Access
German camper companies Queensize Camper and ICC Offroad have decided to join forces in order to create a line of innovative truck campers that make use of a rotating mechanism to be able to provide... MORE
Daylight-Permeated Tiny Homes
Daylight-Permeated Tiny Homes
This Dwelling Uses Generous Glazing to Encourage Ample Daylight
One of the most widespread disadvantages of tiny homes is that the minimal space can result in a dwelling that can feel gloomy and dark, but France-based Baluchon has proven that a reduced footprint... MORE
Loft-Linking Tiny Homes
Loft-Linking Tiny Homes
This Elegant Tiny Home Enables Easy Movement Between Its Rooms
New Zealand-based company ‘Build Tiny’ has unveiled an exceptionally elegant tiny home that uses clever design to allow for streamlined movement of occupants between its various spaces,... MORE
Capacious French Tiny Homes
Capacious French Tiny Homes
This Dwelling Uses Innovative Loft Layouts to Boost Interior Space
Baluchon has revealed a new tiny dwelling that is designed to achieve a size that is comparable to most standard French tiny homes, but stands out due to the manner in which it uses intelligent... MORE
Conformable Concept Campers
Conformable Concept Campers
The 'CyberLndr' Can Be Used With Both Conventional & Futuristic Trucks
California-based company Form Camper’s new concept camper is a pickup offering that is designed to work both with Tesla’s unique Cybertruck pickup truck as well as with traditional trucks.... MORE
Automated Smart Knee Braces
Automated Smart Knee Braces
The 'E-Knee' Delivers Optimized Support For Wearers' Knee Joints
C-EXO has made a name for itself with its futuristic exoskeleton selections, and the company is now taking a literal and figurative step forward with the introduction of a smart knee brace. Dubbed... MORE
Consummately Compact Camping Trailers
Consummately Compact Camping Trailers
This Lightweight Trailer Can Be Towed By Lower-Duty Vehicles
The Houston, Texas-based trailer manufacturing company Taxa has unveiled some well-received full-size camping trailers in recent times, but the company is now looking to target a slightly different... MORE
Collapsible Adventure Bags
Collapsible Adventure Bags
The 'Rux 70' Offers Versatile Functionality In the Great Outdoors
Canadian company Rux has launched a brilliantly designed adventure bag that is designed to offer versatility in use and carrying options in a wide variety of environments and scenarios. The Rux 70... MORE
Reconfigurable All-Terrain Vans
Reconfigurable All-Terrain Vans
This Flexible Camper Van Can Be Interpreted With Different Layouts
When it comes to developing highly innovative camper vans, few companies have the reputation of Germany’s Terracamper, which has raised the stakes yet again with the launch of a flexible... MORE
Septuple-Screened Laptops
Septuple-Screened Laptops
This Multi-Screen Laptop is Designed For Heavy-Duty Computing
A British technology by the many of Expanscape is introducing a revolutionary multi-screen laptop that offers as many of seven screens, allowing for a range of displays to be accessed simultaneously.... MORE
Chromatic Camper Vans
Chromatic Camper Vans
This Colorful Camper Van Offers Consummate Home Comforts On the Go
Germany-based camper van maker Flowcamper has unveiled a colorful camper van which makes use of Volkswagen mid-size van technology and combines it with the multi-chromatic builds for which the... MORE