A Little Bit About Me
Because marketing is as alien of a concept to me as female literacy is to the government of Pakistan, this "profile" is better suited as a case study of totally missing the target audience. A bit like a sanitation treatment company pitching to the municipal government of Varanasi.
Now my service to the tourism board of Pakistan and India is over, I'll introduce myself. I'm TurboPleb5000. It was either that or DaffodilCrusher5000. Something butch obviously. As to the Pleb bit. Well, it's because I am one? My dad was even a bossman (the chicken wings kind) once. My parents did sacrifice a lot to bring me and my younger brother up. I like to think I'll be capable of doing the same for my children. But I'll have to get better at marketing. So this is my nth iteration (I've lost count).
I'm a British Bengali. From the land of fish-eating dwarfs with orange teeth. But we market ourselves as Indians to sell more curry. Jking, those are only the Sylheti's. As for us Dhaka folks, we're probably the most pretentious twats you'll ever come across. We think we'll create the "Singapore of South Asia". What we actually create instead is the Sylhet of East Landan
When I'm not trying to ignite a civil war between the south Asian exodus of Bradford, Alum Rock or Whitechapel (sorry if I missed your town x), I'm burning my hands with liquid metal trying to publish scientific papers. I'm a metallurgist who's in the final few months of finishing a PhD. What's a Metallurgist? Basically Gendry from GOT. Instead of swords, I try to make turbine blades for jet engines. Metal bashing has gotten a lot more scientific these days. Don't have Valerian steel, we have something a lot better like Nickle based superalloys. If I was John Snow's blacksmith, I'd personally ditch that Valarian sh*t and make all the swords from depleted uranium.
Born in Dhaka, my family came to the UK in 1998 and remain as citizens. Grew up in London since year 3, did my undergrad in Newcastle (the AngloSUCKson version of Sylhet) and lived in Birmingham for some time during my PhD. Right now I'm in Cranfield Village (not Bedford) doing Caffeine fueled allnighters typing up my PhD thesis. Just came back from an internship in Singapore working with one of their national research labs-SIMtech. Snatched a cheeky job offer as a postdoctoral scientist leading the development of metal matrix composites. So that Singapore can make the rest of Asia look even worse :P Goofing aside, my experience in east Asia changed my perspectives. I admire their sense of ambition and vision. Equally astonished to see where they are today considering where they came from just 60 years ago. I think we South Asians can learn a lot from them. The future is (east) Asian
As much as I love the land of Newton, Babbage and the Chuckle Brothers, I have no plans nor desire to spend the rest of my life in the UK. I'm looking forward to working in Singapore and eating all the BBQ stingray while I'm at it. So someone who's not regionally bound is pretty critical
I have quite a lot of interests which I take pretty seriously. Most of its around scientific themes, but I'm also fond of history. Particularly the evolution of human civilization and the role of science/technology in it. I'd say I'm fairly well up to date in geopolitics, but I don't hold any fanciful ideologies. Science/education in the Islamic world today is of particular interest to me. Partially due to its abysmal traction but mostly because of unused potential. We can do so much better, don't you think? But we have a long way to go. I think the biggest poverty in the current Islamic world is the intellectual one. And that''s the worst kind of poverty. Seeking knowledge is a duty in Islam
I take religion equally seriously. But I keep my faith private and can't stand people imposing their personal beliefs on others. I also hold the increasingly rare philosophy that reason and faith are not mutually exclusive. Faith is unsustainable without reason. I also think that the dispute over the successor of the Kaliph is incredibly trivial. In other words, i don't believe there's any difference between Shia and Sunni. Despite a lot of popular trash being thrown around by each side about the other.
To sum up...
Not all things to all women. But one size fit all is another way of saying it will fit none. Do i fit your criteria? Maybe on paper, or maybe not even that. But I won't pretend to be someone I'm not .
As to who I'm looking for...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But it might be as you've always imagined. I'm quite open minded. Having said that, someone who's not only well educated but actually values education is critical. Personality is pretty hard to quantify. But I'm generally more attracted towards originality. Your pretty face might catch my eye. But your perspectives, ambition, sense of purpose and wit is something that'll make want to initiate contact.
Open to all ethnicities. Cuz we're all silly :)
What I Am Looking For
Someone with a personality slightly more interesting than second hand tupperware from a carboot sale would be nice
Personal preference: no one younger than 24 or older than 31. Yes i don't mind an older spouse, but not thaaat older. Well educated and professional. Not the homely dork kind. And definitely not previously married. It's none of my business, let's keep it that way
PS: Sorry if i stalk your profile like a US drone circles Afghan/Pakistani airspace. Either i forgot I've visited you or I'm in carousel mode flicking through all the profiles that happen to be online. Or quite possibly you've grabbed my attention :)