Manoranjan lied almost about everything, such as the Chinese guests' comments, who does not speak any English and already left a very high praise for their experience. The other accusations were also false, intended to mislead my future guests. We had a very unpleasant experience with Manoranjan. That was why I really did not want to waste time in writing each other a review. To understand why he would give such a biased review out of pure malign intention, you need to know three unbelievable things happened to me during his stay in my house:
1. A bath towel and a blanket were taken away from my property. I could not believe a Ph. D degree holder with a postdoc title would have done such a thing. But my sister and my wife confirmed this to be true: those were indeed missing from his bedroom and were not found again even today. Today, he admitted during our Airbnb conversation and asked me how much these cost. Since these were worth less than $20, I simply gave up applying for compensation from Airbnb.
2. He lied about the real number of guests when he booked --- two persons only instead of paying for three. He said a kid should not count as extra pay, but he was dissatisfied with the bed/bedding I had to provide for his son. I am easy-going enough to allow his kid to stay free of charge, but his loud cries and hitting my daughter were a nuisance to other guests as well.
3. He accused us of not cleaning the wooden floor, although we spent hours vacuuming, mopping and cleaning up before his arrival. He said Indian people always walk bare-foot on the floor, so it should reach that high standard of cleanliness , although I advised them to wear shoes. He broke our soap holder in the bathroom, but accused us of using a glass one and the absence of anti-slippery bathmat. I did not ask him to pay back, said his safety came first and bought a bathmat for him immediately. But he then told me to bring him a cutting board for cooking, and scolded me that the kitchen should have everything ready for him to use. When he complained he did not like the sofa bed, I brought him a thick mattress to make his stay as comfortable as possible.
My feeling is this is a very demanding person, paying for a cheap rent ($59 a night) for a large room in an upscale area in New York City but demanding everything to be up to the standards of a $300 hotel in this same region --- or even more than a hotel, because hotels do not provide cooking. He was not even thankful after all the host's efforts and hours put into meeting his demands. If I had known this beforehand, I would definitely not accept him to avoid all the trouble he caused and the lack of appreciation for whatever the hosts went to lengths to please him.