I grew up in various places including India, State College, Pennsylvania (USA), Julich (Germany), Oita (Japan) and Ontario (Canada) as my father was carrying out his research in these places. I currently live in Urbana, Illinois where I am doing my graduate studies.
My father is a reputed Chief Scientist and Professor of Materials Science working in a National lab in India (find out about his work here). My mother is a graduate in Botany. I have a brother who is much younger than me.
I speak English, Bengali, Hindi and German. I am trained in swimming, yoga and karate. Other than that, I also enjoy writing poetry, singing and cycling whenever I am free.