About Me

As I approached 68 (2013), my son, Anand insisted that I had proven enough in my 45-year long career and it was time I took life a little easier; enjoy traveling (that I love) and social life. Yet, I somehow wanted to contribute positively and was exploring my options. My son-in-law, Navin suggested that I should write and share my experiences, “being a self-made man, you should tell the next generation how you overcame various obstacles to reach this position, in both, business and social circles.” He pointed out that while I was sharing my experiences with family and friends, as they approached me, a blog had the potential to take your voice to many, many more. He also insisted that I start mentoring youngsters who were new in their businesses.

I was convinced. I offered my services pro bono, as part of a Guidance Program. Also, I started writing on this blog, bringing out figments from my memory as experiences that might be of value to the readers here.  My daughter Meeta is sweet enough to spare her time to edit what I write. As a youngster, I thought one meal a day, one set of school uniform a year, a public place to study, lack of finance and basic shelter would keep me from achieving my dreams. The very limitations started inspiring me in different phases of my life – meritorious results in studies; strength to shoulder family responsibilities; satisfied employers; establishing a successful business of my own; and in my adventure trips and other travel plans.

I am an Indian, a Rajasthani, an university field hockey player, a national merit holder for several qualifications like FCA, FCMA, ACS, an entrepreneur, an avid traveller, a yoga student, a squash player, a blogger, a husband, a father and a grandfather. Above all a thrill, fun and adventure seeker 24-7-365. First Indian to step on 90 deg N, North Pole, trekked to Mt Everest BC and Mt Kailash.

Senior most to self-drive from Mumbai to London at the age of 73, a drive through 19 countries, 22,200km over 72 days

In all, I have worn and can wear many hats and can speak on many many many topics for many many many hours. If you are interested to hear or talk more, please do connect with me and I’d love to chat over a cup of green tea!

I felt, through this blog, I could and should share my experiences.  Hopefully, readers would find some bits useful and if not, they’d enjoy reading. Look forward to interact with you.

One life is not enough!

Happy Reading,

Badri Baldawa

10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. hi badri

    the drove the exact same distance this year on 05/04/2018 and reached manipur classic grand hotel on 15/04/2018.. 3780km of Awesome experience and mind blowing stories.. i drove a car of a participant from Mumbai to manipur he flew down to manipur with his wife and drove the vehicle to LONDON ,,..

  2. Sir complements on your achievement!

    Will appreciate if you could also describe your preparations for the tour – visa, stays etc.

  3. Badri Sir, I happened to read about your adventures tour in Maharashtra Times Mumbai edition dated 15 th July and have started thinking of making a similar attempt under your guidance. Will it be possible for me to meet you personally to seek your detailed guidance on perfect planning for the tour ? Can you please send me your number/ address so that l can meet you in person at your convenience ?

    One of your many admirers,

    Satishchandra Joshi
    ( Senior Citizen )
    401, Xanadu – D ,
    Prathamesh Complex,
    Veera Desai Road,
    Andheri ( west )
    Mumbai 400053.
    Mobile number 9322955575

  4. Dear sir I am greatly appreciate your efforts and courage in this tour please give us guidelines regarding permissions procedures etc Regards PRASHANT KOPARDE

  5. I am overwhelmed by our blog. It has instilled courage in me to face the more seemingly difficult phase of my life. I wish you and your family members a very thrilling journey . Will surely try to be there to bid you farewell.

  6. I understand your thrill to have that significan momento Mr Abhijit, particularly on the even of the Wordl Cup which I witnessed winning.

    I would prefer to stay with that ball.

    Sorry if I am disappointing you.

  7. Dear Sir,

    Are you interested in selling castrol sachin tendulkar autographed ball.

    Thank You.

  8. i can completely relate this to both sets of my parents – am going to do this for my dad and Fil and also my mom, and going to seek your help for this – you seem to be sharing the same background and growth journey
    i am so glad i read this note . . . i would have missed it with this crazy fast paced self created joke that we call life, . . . need to un-life . . . so that we can re-live
    : )

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