Join Rohin for tea time


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Sunday, Jul 22

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4:30 – 6:30pm

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Tryst, 459 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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DC
Rohin
Sunday

Jul 22

4:30 – 6:30pm
Tryst, 459 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

5 seats left!

What is Tea Time, exactly?

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Tea Time is where five-ish strangers sit at a cafe with a Host to have a two hour conversation. It's not about anything in particular.

You're meant to know pretty much nothing about the people that come, aside from the fact that they all signed up for thisΒ β€” just like you. It's self-selecting in that sense.

However, it may bring you comfort to know a little something about your Host. If so, just keep reading

Meet your Host, Rohin.

(It'll be helpful to know what they look like when you're looking for a group of confused strangers at the cafe.)

Hi there! One of my favourite things to do is cooking and bringing people together over food. Food is my passion, food is my life. Software Engineering brings in the bread and butter but food fulfils the soul.

I love introducing folks to all the quirky things I know about cuisines and I love people teaching me about what they know.

It is really important to me that everyone I am with feels comfortable and at home. This is why I will consciously and unconsciously make sure that you are comfortable and having fun.

What's your story?

I am an Indian at Heart and Global in mind. While I was born and raised in India, I have spent the past 7 years in the US. Travelling to understand people, places and cuisine is something I like to focus on. I spend most of my free time researching about food, cooking something interesting and finding the next cheap, hole in the wall ethnic restaurant to check out.

While a lot of my free time goes into food, I am also passionate about biking, hiking and practising a Japanese martial art called Aikido. A majority of my time during a given week goes into these activities.

I hate ketchup! Absolutely hate it to the point where I can't even eat a drop of it. If a piece of french fries has ketchup on it I won't eat it. I can't eat it! This is my go-to story when I introduce myself. It's not that I had a bad experience with Ketchup as a kid. There isn't any rational reason why I never like it. It's just something weird about me.

We all have something weird and I love knowing that about everyone I meet.

What might we talk about?

1. Is capitalism reaching it's end? What happens post-capitalism?
2. What is GDPR and why should we care? Is it possible to uniformly enforce such an expansive regulation?
3. Favourite Thai dish that is not Pad-thai? Best of luck!
4. To a stranger --- what makes you happy?
5. What is your favourite childhood memory?
6. If you could wave a wand and wake up in somebody's body, who would that be?

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