He could continue to globe-trot, first-class, advise – sovereign nations, multi-lateral institutions and MNCs, across the globe, oblige his coffers, luxuriate and bask in the glory of fame. But, the leading corporate and policy lawyer, Sumant Batra, at 45, and at the peak of his career, had other plans.
Many years ago, as a young traveler, he discovered a non-descript enchanting village during one of his explorations of the Himalayan foothills of Uttaranchal. He fell in love with the place instantly and a summer house came up on the top of a hill in no time. This is where he wanted to live, he decided, but only after he had achieved his dream of becoming a famous lawyer. And, as Sumant climbed up the success ladder, working round-the-clock, literally, the breathtaking view of the snow-peaked mountains, lush forests, enticing apple orchards, the meandering trails, houses on terraced fields and charming people of Dhanachuli continued to beckon him.
One day, simmered in success, he paused. He reminded himself it was time. He turned, not back, but only to change paths that led to what he wanted to do thereinafter- design and open his own hotel in the mountains, a chai-ki-dukan where to share war-stories, write books, explore nature and find time for philanthropy. Te Aroha was his dream. Dreams do come true!
The motto of sumant is Live-Your-Dream
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