Born in Dubai to a business family in 1976, I went to an all-Arabic school where I was the only Indian kid. I was forced to learn and speak Arabic to stop getting bullied :)
In 1993 I went to Cleveland Ohio in the USA and attended Case Western Reserve University. After completing my business degree and graduating in 1997 I then moved back to Dubai to join the family business. There, I continued to build relations and develop new businesses for the family company, ETA STAR ASCON.
When I came back to Dubai in 1997, I was involved in various business verticals which included; Real Estate; Agriculture; Event Management; Supply chain management; food and beverage; retail, steel manufacturing, and small-scaled power generations.
I focused most of my attention on developing and building cement factories under STAR CEMENT, in the UAE (Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, and Abu Dhabi), Bangladesh, Sudan, Bahrain, and Yemen between the years of 1999-2008. During this time, I also spent time on a coal mine in Mozambique and a palm oil plantation in Sarawak, Malaysia. The business also gave me the chance to travel far and wide.
In 2008 I was then approached by the Chairman of Etisalat to become a board member of Etisalat India where I served until 2012.
In 2010 I sold my cement factories for an enterprise value of USD 380 million.
In 2010 I stumbled upon Ho’oponopono - The process of looking within oneself for solutions rather than looking externally.
This journey opened up new worlds of science, ancient history, spirituality across religions, Psychedelics, Hinduism, Holotropic breathwork, Buddhism, and even Atheism, philosophy, fractal geometry, and sacred geometry.
I have been observing from a young age the gap between the ritual and spiritual and scientific world.
But as a seeker, I am able to see the gap bridging. And I probably will continue seeing this till the day I die.
I meditate daily and I try to cultivate self-awareness on a moment-to-moment basis.