This book is about an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, who worked his way up through life, chasing his dreams. It is about taking risks, challenges, innovation, employing an entrepreneur and freedom of doing something that gives satisfaction. The book covers the author’s early childhood, schooling and his impressions about the National Defence Academy, the Indian Navy and Merchant Navy as also the learning experience with an international crew in the oilfields.
The author has travelled to over seventy countries, across all continents savouring the uniqueness of each country. The book is more of a travelogue and covers his personal travel experiences, adventures, beautiful places and peoples and quaint cultures; yet within this bewildering diversity, he could sense the essential unity. The author made friends with people while walking on the roadside, in a bus, cycling, sailing in yachts and boats and cruise ships both on rivers and on the sea, on flights, and while visiting small quaint villages as also the usual touristic places. It is about some places that people would have on their travel wish-list and the book should motivate them further. Some not so popular places are also covered. However, all places could not be covered in this volume. The author plans to cover these in a second volume. The narration is supplemented by a photo-section, a bonus for the reader.
What Next? Recollections of an Inveterate Voyager
C.P. Sharma did his schooling from King George’s School, Belgaum, now known as Rashtriya Military School. He is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy. He started his career with the Indian Navy, and then as Master Mariner and did a short stint in the Merchant Navy. CP, as he is known to his friends and colleagues, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and a passionate traveller. It was a milestone year in his life when the Neptune Foundation was born from a strong desire to give back to society. He is the President of the Foundation which works mainly with deprived children in our society. He is married, has two children and is now settled in New Delhi.