Viraja Ramanujam & Harshavardan Kasturirangan

Name Viraja Ramanujam
Hometown: Delhi, India
Childhood nickname V
Favorite Band/Artist: Kygo, Kenny G, Bollywood
Choose a movie title for the story of your life Life of Pi
Why you want to hang out with me: I’ll laugh at all your jokes, irrespective of how good they actually are
Weirdest Quirk about my partner: On days he works from home, you can see him in a different set of clothes every few (3?) hours (Editor’s note: WE NEED EXPLANATIONS)
Hidden Talent: Behaving drunk around drunk people despite being completely sober
Perfect MTrek Day: Wake up, jump into a hot shower and then get a good / big breakfast with eggs and a ton of sugar (muffins, cakes, waffles, pancakes, pastries – Yes, I’ll eat all these if the spread is that huge, much to Harsha’s horror). Head out for a hike to burn those calories, get lunch at a famous, local restaurant, head to the beach to laze around with margaritas and a nice book and end the day watching the sunset, having dinner with a view and then heading out with fellow trekkers to explore nightlife.
If you were a drink, what would you be? Mojito
Favorite place you’ve traveled to: Japan
How would your partner describe you?: Usually smart but always needs to be better at focusing
At which store would you like to max out your credit card? Restoration Hardware
What are your pet peeves? Slow walkers, crowds, noise, long lines… you get the drift, unclean surfaces, garlic in home-cooked food, standing close to the basket and passing the ball to someone standing at the 3-point circle
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Devil’s Food Cake
Favorite thing about Ross: The people, Michigan sports, great food!

 

 

 

Name: Harshavardan Kasturirangan
Hometown: Madras, India
Childhood nickname Poeye
Favorite Band/Artist: Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan
Choose a movie title for the story of your life Into the Wild
Why you want to hang out with me: I’m an endless storehouse of completely useless knowledge
Weirdest Quirk about my partner: She has microscopic vision, especially for food crumbs falling onto the carpet or couch
Hidden Talent: Juggling
Perfect MTrek Day: Start with a good breakfast, preferably with eggs and a bloody mary to recover from the previous night. Head out on a hike, stopping at whatever place catches our fancy and get a hearty lunch at a small, picturesque restaurant. Head to a spot with a beach where we can throw a ball or frisbee around for an hour or two. Then slump down on an armchair with a beer and a good book before heading out into the city as the sun sets. Suit up, get a nice dinner and go out to a nice bar with the MTrek crew and the inevitable locals we pick up on the way
If you were a drink, what would you be?: Old Fashioned
Favorite place you’ve traveled to: Iceland
How would your partner describe you?: Typically brilliant, much more typically clumsy and scatterbrained
At which store would you like to max out your credit card? Best Buy
What are your pet peeves? Squeaky sounds (like kids’ sneakers), loud cars, public displays of anger/rage, cilantro as a food additive, not going for it on 4th and 1
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Fried Chicken
Favorite thing about Ross: The people, The big house, the bus, FOOTBALL!!!