Born in Gwalior, a historic town in India, Kartikeya Ladha grew up immersed in the richness of India's vibrant customs and family life, and 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. Soon after graduation he moved to Brooklyn in 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 compelling 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 onto 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 heart felt mission. His first book, "Dream Beyond Shadows" captures tales about many insightful stories, based on the experiences he gained from a trailblazing expedition to Peru, South America.