Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. – Swami Vivekananda
I use travel to meet new people, talk to them and listen to their experiences. I like exploring the outdoors, admiring nature’s bounty of mountains and waterfalls, the sunshine and the wind. My travel companion is an eco-friendly, energy-efficient cycle. Tough terrains, testing roads, am up for a challenge. As long as it involves life on two wheels. Over the years, I’ve covered more than 15,000 kms on my cycle and hitch-hiked across 45,000 km, visiting 80 cities in India. I will continue to discover India and the world, combining multiple modes of transport. On the cards are a cycling trip to Myanmar and parts of Southeast Asia.
Enthusiastic about causes that create positive change. Ready to support initiatives that make a difference to people. The Golden Bird Foundation is a non profit organization that I founded in Indore, India, when I was 15 years old. It works in the areas of education, hunger, women empowerment, healthcare and environment and has touched more than 8000 affected people since inception. It also organizes the Indore Cyclothon to promote cycling. Collaboration is the key to address a society’s challenges. I regularly run campaigns with other nonprofits to spread awareness about causes. You will soon see me cycling for ‘Teach for India’ to raise funds for education.
Life teaches me varied and interesting lessons and I share them with others through motivational speaking sessions. Travel, personal experiences, my own philosophy about life – am happy to discuss them with people. My aim is to inspire others to ‘dare to dream’. I have been a speaker at reputed educational institutes, such as IIM and IIT, many schools, colleges, government organizations and corporate houses. Am also influenced by the words of Swami Vivekananda and talk about them at speaking engagements.
My curious, creative mind seeks to explore new areas. Am a graphic designer and web developer who understands SEO and SEM. You can also address me as RHCE – Red Hat Certified Engineer – though I do not use my tech capabilities for commercial purposes. Other skills include certified ethical hacking. I have worked with the Cyber Department of Government of Rajasthan (India).