Navigating the Depths of Wisdom and Inspiration

Interview with Shree Shambav: Navigating the Depths of Wisdom and Inspiration

Shree Shambav is a true Renaissance individual, excelling across diverse domains as an author, philanthropist, life coach, and entrepreneur. His remarkable journey is characterised by a profound impact on literature, societal development, and personal growth.

Beginning his writing odyssey with the acclaimed “Journey of Soul Karma,” Shree Shambav delves into the depths of human experience, offering readers profound insights and reflections. His extensive corporate experience, coupled with his passion for empowering others, has culminated in a rich tapestry of literary contributions and transformative initiatives.

An alumnus of prestigious institutions like the Indian Institute of Management and the National Institute of Technology, Shree Shambav, brings a wealth of experience from the corporate realm. His literary repertoire includes award-winning works such as “Journey of Soul – Karma,” “Twenty + One Series – I,” “Twenty + One Series – II,” and “Life Changing Journey – 365 Inspirational Quotes.” His recent release, “Unveiling the Enigma, Death – Light of Life and the Shadow of Death,” further showcases his versatility and depth of insight. Additionally, his latest offering, “Optimum- Python Series – I Ultimate Guide for Beginners,” caters to the burgeoning field of technology, cementing his status as a versatile writer.

In addition to his literary pursuits, Shree Shambav’s philanthropic endeavours are commendable. The Shree Shambav Ayur Rakshita Foundation, established under his guidance, is committed to fostering global brotherhood and environmental conservation. Through this foundation, Shree Shambav extends support to various communities, striving for societal betterment and the preservation of nature’s invaluable resources.

His impactful contributions have not gone unnoticed, with prestigious awards such as the Sahityakosh Samman, Inspiring Indians Award, and Litfest Award honouring his dedication and vision. Shree Shambav’s journey exemplifies the seamless fusion of knowledge, compassion, and creativity, inspiring individuals worldwide to embark on their own transformative paths.

1. Your journey from the corporate world to becoming an author and philanthropist is fascinating. Can you share some insights into what motivated this transition?


Shree Shambav’s life once sprinted through the relentless corridors of the corporate world, where time seemed an elusive luxury. Yet, that frenetic pace came to a crashing halt when he encountered a profound loss—a loss that pierced the very essence of his being. In the aftermath of this deeply personal tragedy, a seismic shift began to reverberate within him. He found himself peering into the world through new eyes, eyes that glimpsed a deeper purpose beyond the rat race of ambition and success.

As the days unfolded, an acute sensitivity to the pain and suffering of all living beings began to gnaw at his soul. The anguish he experienced at the sight of cruelty or harm inflicted upon any creature became unbearable. It was as though a veil had been torn asunder, laying bare the intricate web of interconnectedness woven throughout all life.

In his fervent quest to share this newfound perspective with the world, Shree Shambav embarked on a journey of exploration. He engaged in countless conversations, seeking to convey the message of empathy and compassion that had ignited within him. Yet, it was on a singular day, a day when resolve crystallised within his being, that he resolved to wield the transformative power of words.

His inaugural literary venture, “Journey of Soul – Karma,” emerged as a testament to this awakening—a poignant chronicle of the profound insights gleaned along his voyage of self-discovery. Thus began the odyssey of a writer—a journey marked by an unyielding commitment to illuminate the path forward, to kindle the flames of introspection, and to ignite the spark of positive change within the hearts of readers.

With each subsequent creation, from the introspective realms of “Twenty + One Series I and II” to the soul-stirring pages of “Life Changing Journey – 365 Inspirational Quotes,” Shree Shambav poured the depths of his heart and soul into his writing. His literary repertoire expanded further with “Unveiling the Enigma, Death – Light of Life and the Shadow of Death,” a profound exploration of the human experience in its myriad dimensions.

In these works, he delved into the essence of life itself, probing the origins of our existence, our ethical quandaries, and the elusive purpose that underpins our journey. He dared to confront the shadow of death, that ever-present spectre that haunts our collective consciousness. Death, with its immutable certainty, instils in us a primal fear—a fear that drives us to evade its grasp, yet ultimately invites grief and despair.

Yet, amidst the darkness, Shree Shambav found a glimmer of light—a pathway to peace amidst the tumult of life. Through his words, he sought not only solace but also a conduit to share the profound truths he had unearthed about the human condition—the interconnectedness of all life, and the boundless potential for transformative growth. His writing became a vessel for his deepest emotions, a symphony of hope echoing in a world often besieged by adversity.

The impact of Shree Shambav’s formative years resonates deeply in the tapestry of his life, woven with threads of innocence, wonder, and boundless imagination.

In the tranquil embrace of the woods, he found sanctuary amidst delicate blooms and vibrant butterflies, chasing dreams alongside kites and dragonflies. Despite a lingering fear of scorpions and reptiles, he revelled in the dance of raindrops, echoing the croak of frogs and the call of cuckoos, all while nurturing friendships with sparrows, crows, and other winged companions.

Under the sun’s warm embrace, he immersed himself in the mysteries of nature, forging a connection with the nocturnal creatures and the celestial spectacle of stars. Each day brought new adventures, each muddy stain on his clothes a testament to hours spent in joyous exploration. Nature became his silent mentor, its wisdom echoing through the pages of his Twenty + One Series and Life-Changing Journey.

But Shree Shambav’s journey was not solitary; it was enriched by a tapestry of mentors who guided him along the path of creativity and enlightenment. His first mentors were the cherished individuals who surrounded him – parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends – weaving tales of morality and wisdom drawn from ancient epics and sacred texts. Through their nurturing guidance, they kindled the flames of imagination and instilled in him a reverence for storytelling.

Next came the gifted artists, writers, and translators whose works ignited his soul with wonder and awe. Their creations opened doorways to deeper realms of understanding, inviting him to explore the infinite dimensions of human experience. With each stroke of the brush and every turn of the page, they inspired Shree Shambav to harness his own creative potential and give voice to his innermost thoughts and emotions.

Thus, armed with the wisdom of his mentors and the inspiration of his surroundings, Shree Shambav embarked on a journey of self-expression. His literary masterpieces, including “Journey of Soul – Karma,” “Twenty + One Series I and II,” and “Life Changing Journey – 365 Inspirational Quotes,” bear the indelible imprint of his upbringing and the profound influence of those who guided his path. With each word penned and every story told, he pays homage to the legacy of his mentors, perpetuating the cycle of inspiration and enlightenment for generations to come.

2. Your books, such as ‘Journey of Soul – Karma’, ‘Twenty + One Series,’ and ‘Death – ‘Light of Life and the Shadow of Death’ explore themes of personal growth and spirituality. What inspired you to delve into these topics, and what message do you hope readers take away from your writings?


In the heart and mind of Shree Shambav, literature isn’t just a collection of words on a page; it’s a gateway to boundless realms of imagination and enlightenment. Through the ages, literature has been a guiding beacon, shaping the very fabric of our culture and infusing it with timeless wisdom and cherished ideals. With unwavering conviction, Shree Shambav recognises the profound impact of representation and inclusivity in storytelling, understanding that diversity in literature has the power to foster a more just and equitable society.

Journey of Soul – Karma:

Life unfolds at the velocity of consciousness, propelled by the winds of awareness and change. No longer tethered to fate’s whims, humanity now employs the boundless potential of the mind to probe the intricacies of existence and unravel the mysteries of causality.”

Amidst the tapestry of human existence, a perennial question echoes through the corridors of our minds: “Why must I endure suffering? Have I not sown enough seeds of goodness in this life?” Such inquiries, born from the depths of our souls, compel us to seek meaning amidst the chaos of existence.

In the crucible of adversity, we find ourselves grappling with existential quandaries: “What is my purpose in this trial? Why am I thrust into circumstances beyond my control? Why do disparities of fortune and fate dictate the paths we tread?”

In the face of such profound queries, the doctrine of Karma emerges as a beacon of insight, offering solace and illumination amidst the shadows of uncertainty. It teaches us that every action, whether virtuous or vile, bears consequences that reverberate through the fabric of existence. Through its lens, the enigma of pleasure and pain finds clarity, and the tumultuous currents of life’s complexities begin to ebb.

At its core, the essence of our quest lies in the pursuit of understanding the “why”—the driving force behind our joys and sorrows, our triumphs and tribulations. For within the depths of these inquiries lies the key to unlocking the mysteries of our existence and finding peace amidst the tumult of life’s journey.

Twenty + One Series I and II:

“Twenty + One” is not merely a collection of 21 short stories; it’s a profound journey through the intricacies of the human soul, masterfully crafted by Shree Shambav. Within its pages, readers are invited to traverse the terrain of love and loss, self-discovery, and redemption, each tale offering a poignant glimpse into the rich tapestry of human existence.

What sets this collection apart is Shree Shambav’s deft exploration of deeper philosophical and spiritual themes. Through the lives of his characters, he delves into the fundamental questions of identity, purpose, and the quest for meaning. Each story becomes a mirror, reflecting back to readers their own struggles, hopes, and aspirations, prompting introspection and self-discovery.

But it’s not just the thematic depth that captivates; it’s also the diversity of characters and settings that enriches the narrative landscape. Shree Shambav seamlessly weaves together cultural and geographic influences, painting a vivid portrait of the human experience that is both universal and distinctly unique. With authenticity and compassion, he breathes life into each character, making their stories resonate long after the final page is turned.

Ultimately, “Twenty + One” is a testament to the power of storytelling to illuminate the complexities of our shared humanity. Through Shree Shambav’s evocative prose, readers are not only entertained but also challenged to ponder life’s profound mysteries. Whether you seek thought-provoking insights or simply crave a captivating read, this collection promises to leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind.

Moreover, the underlying message of environmental preservation and sustainability woven throughout the stories serves as a gentle reminder of our interconnectedness with nature. It inspires readers, especially children, to cherish and protect the world around them, fostering a deeper sense of stewardship and responsibility. As we navigate life’s challenges, the stories remind us to cultivate resilience and mindful responses, leading us towards a path of greater fulfilment and harmony.

Enigma of Death – “Death – Light of Life and Shadow of Death

Death is a certainty that awaits us all, yet the fear it instils is an ever-present shadow in our lives. We seek to evade it, to prolong our time on this earth, but in doing so, we invite grief, suffering, and despair. The fate of the departed souls also preoccupies our minds with a sense of anguish and concern. Despite this, there is a way to come to terms with death and find peace amidst the turmoil of life.

‘The Light of Life’ is a comprehensive exploration of the many dimensions of human existence, covering everything from the origin of our being to our ethical values and purpose in life. It speaks of the ultimate truth, the source of vitality that sustains us all. The shadow of death is a multifaceted phenomenon that can be viewed from different perspectives. It represents our universal fear of death, as well as our powerlessness and mortality.

“Life is an unending river that flows through the transient world until it joins the boundless ocean of existence. Therefore, death does not signal the termination of a person’s life; it merely marks the end of their distinctive identity.” – Shree Shambav.

As a fervent advocate for the transformative power of literature, Shree Shambav sees it as more than just a tool for entertainment or education—it’s a catalyst for empathy and understanding. Within the pages of a book, we embark on journeys of empathy, immersing ourselves in the lives and perspectives of others. These stories become bridges that connect us across boundaries of time, culture, and experience, fostering a deeper sense of compassion and solidarity among humanity.

By embracing the diverse voices and narratives that populate literature, we not only enrich our own lives, but also sow the seeds of positive change in our world. Through literature, movements are born, voices are amplified, and communities are uplifted towards a brighter tomorrow. In the hands of Shree Shambav and countless others, literature becomes a beacon of hope, inspiring us to dream, to act, and to strive for a more inclusive and compassionate world.

3. Winning the Salis Mania Choice Award for Best Non-fiction Book of the Year 2023 must have been a remarkable achievement. How did it feel to receive such recognition, and how has it impacted your writing career?


The moment Shree Shambav was announced as the recipient of the Salis Mania Choice Award for Best Non-fiction Book of the Year 2023 was nothing short of surreal. Receiving such recognition for his debut book, “Journey of Soul – Karma,” was more than just an accolade; it was a testament to his journey as a writer and a beacon of hope for the future. It ignited a fire within him—a burning desire to continue sharing his experiences and insights with the world, to inspire others to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery and enlightenment.

For Shree Shambav, every award, every accolade, is not just a pat on the back; it’s a spark that fuels his passion and propels him forward in his literary pursuits. It’s a reminder that even in the face of adversity, even when the road ahead seems daunting, there is always a glimmer of hope—a reason to keep pushing, keep striving, and keep dreaming.

In the race of life, motivation is the fuel that keeps him going—the driving force behind every word penned, every story told, and every heart touched. It’s a reminder that no matter how tough the journey may be, the destination is always worth the struggle. And as he continues to chase his dreams and strive for greatness, he carries with him the unwavering belief that anything is possible with determination, dedication, and a little bit of inspiration along the way.

4. As the founder of the Shree Shambav Ayur Rakshita Foundation, you’re actively involved in philanthropic initiatives. Could you tell us more about the foundation’s mission and some of the projects it’s currently undertaking?


Mission: Our mission is to create a healthy, green, and clean planet through our green movement, alongside our dedicated greening efforts, to cultivate a verdant paradise for all.

Vision: We envision a future where lush-green and biodiverse sustainable ecosystems flourish, providing a thriving environment for generations to come. We aim to ignite a monumental environmental revolution through the planting and preservation of trees.

Shree Shambav leads the Shree Shambav Ayur Rakshita Foundation, a beacon of compassion and inclusivity dedicated to transcending the boundaries of gender, race, and nationality. Our organisation is committed to empowering all communities to realise their full potential and embrace the beauty of life. Through bold, unwavering, and compassionate endeavours, we strive to initiate the process of inner transformation, fostering spiritual and personal growth while advocating for inclusive growth and co-existence.

At the heart of our initiatives lies the Shree Shambav Green Movement, which seeks to create a vibrant, sustainable future by promoting environmental consciousness and conscientious water conservation efforts. We are also proud to support education through Shree Shambav Vidya Vedhika, providing students and children with essential resources such as training, books, stationeries, and school attire.

Since its inception, our foundation has planted approximately 35,000 trees, both commercial and native species, and sowed 300 kg of seeds in the barren lands of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka during the rainy season. These efforts, carried out with the invaluable assistance of dedicated volunteers, have contributed to the restoration and preservation of our natural ecosystems. Saplings and seeds are distributed freely, embodying our commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement.

There is a poignant tale that captures the essence of our mission: A child once asked her grandfather, “When is the best time to plant a tree?” Her grandfather replied, “The most important time was 20 years ago, but the next best time is now.” This story underscores the urgency of our work and the imperative to act decisively to safeguard our planet for future generations.

The vital connection between our forests and our children’s future has never been more apparent or more imperilled than it is today. As we stand at this critical juncture, let us remember that nothing on this earth is stagnant—everything is either growing or dying. Let us heed the call to action and embark on a collective journey of growth, preservation, and renewal for the well-being of our planet and all its inhabitants.

5. ‘Life Changing Journey – 365 Inspirational Quotes’ offers daily doses of inspiration. What inspired you to compile this collection, and how do you believe inspirational quotes can influence personal transformation?


Quotations have a unique ability to encapsulate profound truths in just a few words, making them powerful sources of inspiration and wisdom. While famous quotations often adorn the walls of our homes and offices, it is the simplicity and relatability of quotes that resonate most deeply with our everyday lives.

Imagine a warm, breezy day where the gentle wind caresses your skin, unseen yet deeply felt. In moments like these, we are reminded that “the most beautiful things are unseen but can be felt.” Similarly, when life feels bleak and we are on the brink of giving up, stumbling upon a simple slogan like “giving up is easier; holding oneself up is wiser” can reignite our determination and offer hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Quotations serve as windows into the minds and perspectives of others, offering insights and guidance in times of need. They possess the remarkable ability to convey vast amounts of wisdom in just a few words, reinforcing what we already know and inspiring us to embrace new ideas and perspectives.

Far from being mere words on a page, quotes have the power to transform our outlook on life and embolden us to face challenges with resilience and courage. They provide a constant source of support and motivation, guiding us through life’s ups and downs with grace and determination.

In the “Life Changing Journey – 365 Inspirational Quotes Series I,” you will find a treasure trove of quotations designed to uplift, inspire, and empower. Each quote has been carefully curated to stimulate reflection, spark creativity, and unlock the full potential within you.

6. You’ve been honoured with several awards, including the Sahityakosh Awardee and the Inspiring Indians Award. How do these accolades inspire you to continue your work, and what significance do they hold in your journey?


In the profound narrative of “Journey of Soul Karma,” Shree Shambav delicately unpicks intricate spiritual concepts, rendering them accessible to readers from all walks of life. With over a hundred heartfelt pieces of wisdom, the author serves as a compassionate guide, leading readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Through his words, he illuminates the path to inner peace and fulfilment, offering practical tools to navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience.

The immediate recognition garnered by this inaugural work within Shree Shambav’s circle speaks volumes about its profound impact. It resonated deeply with readers, touching hearts and igniting a collective yearning for deeper understanding and connection.

Building upon the success of “Journey of Soul Karma,” Shree Shambav continued his literary odyssey with the release of “Twenty + One Series I” in the same year. This was merely the beginning of a prolific period of creativity and insight. In the following year, 2023, he unveiled four more literary gems: “Twenty + One Series II,” “Life Changing Journey,” “Death – Light of Life and Shadow of Death,” and “Optimum – Python – Series I.”

The acclaim and awards showered upon Shree Shambav for his literary contributions are a testament to the authenticity and depth of his writing. Each accolade serves as a validation of his unwavering commitment to penning stories that resonate deeply with readers, touching hearts and minds in profound ways.

For Shree Shambav, the appreciation and recognition he receives fuel his passion for writing, driving him to continue crafting stories that inspire, uplift, and provoke thought. His dedication extends beyond the realm of literature, as he uses his platform to advocate for environmental conservation and the protection of our natural ecosystems.

Indeed, the accolades bestowed upon Shree Shambav are not merely symbols of achievement but reminders of the profound impact his words have on individuals and communities alike. Through his writing, he endeavours to leave a lasting legacy of compassion, wisdom, and environmental stewardship, inspiring future generations to embrace the beauty of nature and live in harmony with the world around them.

Here are few awards listed:

Salis Mania Choice Award for Best Non-fiction Book of the Year 2023 – “Journey of Soul Karma”

Sahityakosh Awardee for the year 2023 – Acknowledged for literary excellence across languages as part of Litfest 2023 Edition.

Inspiring Indians 2023 – Fellowship certificate awarded for exceptional talent across various domains as an Impact Mentor for inspiring communities in the Fellowship 2023 Edition.

Book Honour 2023 – Recognised for outstanding literary contributions and published works in the field of literature.

Inspiring Indians 2023 “Honouree” – Recognised for significant contributions across talent domains, striving for excellence on a national and international scale.

Salis Mania Choice Award Runner-up for Best Fiction Book of the Year 2023 – “Twenty + One Series I”

Inspiring Indian Authors Award for the year 2023 – Celebrating exceptional contributions to Indian literature.

Salis Mania Choice Award Runner-up for Best Author of the Year 2023 – “Life Changing Journey – 365 Inspirational Quotes.”

Writers Global Feature 2024 – Acknowledged for published works in literature with widespread outreach across diverse domains at Writers Excellence.

7. Looking ahead, what are your aspirations for the future, both in your literary career and your philanthropic endeavours?


Looking ahead, Shree Shambav envisions a future brimming with creative possibilities and meaningful impact, both in the realm of literature and philanthropic endeavours. Here’s a glimpse into their aspirations:

Becoming a Prolific Author: Shree Shambav aspires to craft an extensive body of work spanning diverse genres, from fiction and nonfiction to poetry. They envision delving into uncharted narrative territories, exploring a myriad of themes from personal growth to societal issues, spirituality to science fiction, offering readers a rich tapestry of ideas and emotions.

Establishing a Recognizable Presence: With a commitment to authenticity and depth in their writing, Shree Shambav aims to carve out a distinct voice in the literary landscape. They look forward to nurturing a growing readership and fostering a community of devoted followers who resonate deeply with their work.

Championing Positive Change: Shree Shambav sees their writing as a potent catalyst for societal transformation. They aspire to tackle pressing social issues, raise environmental awareness, and cultivate empathy and compassion through their literary endeavours, striving to leave a positive impact on the world.

Embracing Innovative Storytelling: Ever eager to push the boundaries of storytelling, Shree Shambav embraces new forms and mediums, from multimedia projects to interactive narratives. They are committed to staying at the forefront of innovative storytelling, harnessing its power to engage and inspire audiences.

Mentoring Emerging Talent: Shree Shambav looks forward to sharing their knowledge and insights with aspiring writers, guiding them on their journey to literary excellence. They envision themselves as mentors, offering support and encouragement to emerging talent as they navigate the complexities of the writing and publishing world.

Achieving International Reach: With a universal appeal in their writing, Shree Shambav aims to reach audiences worldwide, transcending geographical and cultural boundaries. They hope to touch hearts and minds across the globe with their literature, fostering connections and understanding.

Receiving Recognition and Awards: While accolades are not the sole measure of success, Shree Shambav hopes their writing receives recognition for its impact, creativity, and contribution to the literary landscape, further fuelling their passion and dedication.

Cultivating a Diverse Portfolio: Shree Shambav intends to diversify their literary portfolio over time, exploring various writing styles, genres, and topics. This diversity will keep their work fresh and engaging, appealing to a broad spectrum of readers.

Remaining a Lifelong Learner: Ever curious and eager to grow, Shree Shambav sees themselves as perpetual learners in the dynamic world of literature. They embrace opportunities to evolve, adapt, and explore new horizons, ensuring their writing remains vibrant and relevant.

Serving as a Source of Inspiration: Ultimately, Shree Shambav hopes their literary journey inspires others to pursue their own creative dreams with courage and conviction. They aim to be a beacon of inspiration, encouraging aspiring authors to embrace their unique voice and make a positive impact through their words.

In essence, Shree Shambav envisions a future where their writing continues to evolve, inspire, and contribute to positive change in the world.

Journey to a faraway land

As the visionary leader of the Shree Shambav Ayur Rakshita Foundation, Shree Shambav is driven by a deep-seated commitment to transcend boundaries and empower communities to embrace the profound beauty of life. With a heart brimming with compassion and a soul ignited by purpose, Shree Shambav steers the foundation towards its noble mission: to catalyse inner transformation, nurture spiritual and personal growth, and champion the ethos of inclusive co-existence.

At the heart of the foundation’s endeavours pulsates the Shree Shambav Green Movement, a rallying cry for a sustainable future rooted in environmental stewardship and conscientious water conservation efforts. With unwavering dedication, Shree Shambav and the foundation’s tireless advocates labour to nurture a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature, recognising that our well-being is intricately intertwined with the health of our planet.

Furthermore, through the nurturing embrace of Shree Shambav Vidya Vedhika, the foundation extends its compassionate reach to the realm of education, where essential resources are bestowed upon students and children, illuminating the path to knowledge and enlightenment. By ensuring access to quality learning opportunities, the foundation kindles the flames of curiosity and empowers young minds to soar to greater heights of understanding and achievement.

Yet, the journey towards a brighter, greener future is not one to be traversed alone. Shree Shambav and the foundation humbly call upon kindred spirits, seeking to enlist the aid of compassionate volunteers from every corner of the globe. Together, they endeavour to expand their noble cause beyond the confines of geographical boundaries, striving to create a balanced ecosystem where every living being thrives amidst a tapestry of abundance.

Their collective vision is one of harmony—a world where the air is pure, the water pristine, and the soil teems with life-giving vitality. It is a vision of reverence for the interconnected web of existence, where every creature, great and small, finds its rightful place in the grand symphony of creation.

In the embrace of this shared dream, Shree Shambav and the Shree Shambav Ayur Rakshita Foundation beckon all who are called to join hands and hearts in a noble quest for a brighter tomorrow—a tomorrow where the legacy we leave for future generations is not one of desolation, but of hope, resilience, and boundless possibility.

8. Do you want to share any short poem with our readers?


Fluttering Dreams: Oh, Butterfly

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