ESP Biography

KUNAL DATTA, Chilled out Stanford student who loves to teach.

Major: Undeclared

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Kunal Datta is an Indian student, musician, and writer currently studying at Stanford University. He published his first album in June 2009, and his first book, Rang-e-Noor in August of the same year. His first solo EP was released with Pagal Haina Records in December, 2010. He grew up in Delhi and has worked on various initiatives to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged in India for many years, including teaching underprivileged children Music, Math, English, and Hindi. Moved by the lack of availability of a natural resource to fellow citizens, he has decided to do all in his power to fix the current situation, and so co-founded, with Helen Benton, The Down Stream Foundation.

Past Classes

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R1685: Hindi, Hinduism, and Indian Culture in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Learn the basics of Hindi, Hinduism, and Indian Culture in a single day crash course. In the beginning of the class, a vote will be conducted to decide which of the three the majority of the class would like to learn about. Come and have some fun.

L1879: The Art of Chilling: Traditions from India in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
In this course, we will explore the Indian traditions of chilling and relaxation. The ritual methodologies in the preparation of such things as meditation rooms, hookah, and seating, which seem unnecessary to many in Western culture, will be explained, taught, and analyzed. This is an interesting class for anyone who wishes to learn more about Indian culture, or simply destressing in general.

R1483: Hindi, Hinduism, and Indian Culture in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
Learn about Hinduism, Indian culture, and Hindi, the language that ties together a country of 1.4 billion people. At the beginning of the class, the class will vote on whether they want to learn the language or about the culture in general, and we will further proceed.