Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nakul jamadagni
Hi! Me with a tiger cub at the Tiger Temple, Thailand.
Life is what happens to you while youre busy making other plans. - John LennonAt the Angkorwat temple ruins, Cambodia.
So instead, I go ahead and do things. I experiment.My first experience in snow, while at 13,000 feet a.m.s.l., near Gaumukh peak, Himalayas, India.
It is what gives me the courageto take risks, do new things and to experience something as ethereal as this. The morning after a snow blizzard swept the valley, outside our tent at Gaumukh in the Himalayas, India.
Sure, I have faced my share of hiccups. I failed at my first attempt to build a successful company but I tried again. I had encountered an unexpected landslide during one of my treks but I continued.During one of the many weekend biking treks in the Nilgiri ranges, India.
Because, I realized that – the dots do connect eventually, though the picture looks exactly the way you want to make it look. Things do fall in place, but not without you making an effort.A pencil sketch I drew of a picture I had seen. It depicted exactly what I felt after my startup failed. I called it “The Big Picture”.
So I have tried, time and again, to rebound from my failures, to move forward and to take on new challenges.At 17,000 feet a.m.s.l, a day after passing through a landslide site, Annapurna circuit, Nepal.
Over time, I realized that these treks meant so much more to me than just conquering the summit.The surprise we woke up to - zebras joining us for breakfast outside our camp at Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
They were about the experiences of trudging along a steep hike with blisters under my toes, of cooking rice in a solar-cooker with the locals at 15,000 feet, and of debating existentialism under the moonlit sky with trekkers from across the globe.It taught me to appreciate the essence of a journey and not just the end result, a learning I shall always value. With Bishwa and his mother, on the trail to Thorung La Pass, in the Himalayas, Nepal.
Though the joy of reaching the peak has its own charm.At Uhuru Peak, 19,341 feet a.m.s.l., Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
To trek a mountain, of which I had only read in geography text books with awe - a volcanic mountain at the equator having a vastglacier at its peak – was indeed a dream come true. At Uhuru Peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
And I believe, I could do so... At Global Student Entrepreneur Awards ‘09, Kauffman foundation, Kansas City, USA.
This is me. Nakul Jamadagni. Nomad. Entrepreneur. Human.With a 3 week old tiger cub at Tiger Temple, Bangkok, Thailand.