My idea of a perfect day is walking through an ancient battle field – Haldi Ghati, a famous valley near Udaipur – and listening to the voices of the dead. I was myself a soldier-sailor and the voices of #SamratAshoka,#MaharanaPratap and #AcharyaChanakya somehow resonated on the walls of my childhood mansion at Udaipur. Subsequent move to larger towns has done nothing to change those emotions.
People often ask me why I became a soldier. The 1962 Sino-Indo war the 1971 Indo-Pak war came close enough to catch my eye without leaving scars. My fore fathers were rulers, high profile state ministers and combat veterans of many a battle in the #Rajputana reign. I grew up in the shadow of their triumphs and tribulations. It was indeed the childhood stories of valour and vanity of my ancestors, the lesser known nobles of the Rajput Courts that became the major driving force for me to join the armed forces. It is the fascination towards those same stories that made me think of attempting a study of these nobles.
In this journey from #IndianNavy to #MerchantShipping to being a Trainer-Mentor and Author, I have grown as a person – from an immature youngster in the late 60’s to a mature adult, from a Sailor to a Leader and most importantly from just motivating people to inspiring them. Now, my objective is to simplify the complex knowledge from the books and share it.