Born in Gwalior, a historical town in India, Kartikeya Ladha grew up immersed in the richness of India’s vibrant customs and family life, and was educated in a rigid educational system at The Scindia School, a relic from the days of the British Raj.
After completing high school, Kartikeya left India to attend Northeastern University in Boston, USA, where he concentrated on Management and Entrepreneurship. After graduation he moved to Brooklyn, New York and worked for a start-up solar company as a door-to-door salesman and soon became a team leader.
It was one of the most successful community solarization programs in the U.S. Kartikeya fearlessly knocked doors in Brownsville, tagged by TIME magazine in 2012 as “Brooklyn’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood”. He educated hundreds of households about climate change and motivated them to take positive action for the environment by embracing renewable energy.
Kartikeya quickly became the company’s highest earner and enjoyed all the delights of fast city-living – until an inner voice surfaced out of the darkness and compelled him to renounce his long-held plans of building a life in America and go seek the truth of human existence.
His quest for the absolute truth led him to walk on an unknown path and inspired travels around the world to faraway lands, while he went beyond life’s usual norms to unearth his calling in our magical world. In the process, he initiated an endless stream of rediscovering himself as a human being, while trying to serve his life’s heartfelt mission.
His first book, “Dream Beyond Shadows” captures tales about his many insightful stories, based on the experiences he gained from a trailblazing expedition to Peru, South America.
Currently, Kartikeya is living in India and working in the water management industry, while continuing his exploration of the truth of our existence in the Himalayas.
He has recently finished working on the second draft of his second book, which is a direct result of the years of dedicating his life towards this purpose. He regularly faces extreme conditions to challenge his mind into attaining powerful insights that could lead us to transform ourselves by building a more nourishing world for future generations.