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Dream Beyond Shadows: No Ordinary Tourist

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If you are holding this book, there's a chance you may be at a crossroads in your life, as once the author of this book was.
Feeling stuck and overwhelmed by society's pressures, how can we learn, in today's fast paced and results driven world, to truly dream beyond shadows?
Having touched the hearts of readers across the globe, Dream Beyond Shadows has now been
Paperback, 282 pages
Published December 21st 2019 by White Falcon Publishing
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Ipshita Das
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dream Beyond Shadows

It's a travelogue. Undoubtedly a very unique book I have ever came across. Starting from the cover, it's so beautiful and gorgeous. I was attracted to the cover of the book to pick this one at first. Also the title is fascinating. It's basically a motivational book, where the author takes you to his journey of self discovering. The story is divided into three parts. In the first part i.e. complete surrender, the author where successfully working and living in the happening
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it

Kartikeya Ladha’s ‘Dream Beyond Shadows’ is one of those rare books that I can read over and over again. Which is even rarer for a person, who with all her heart detest reading any Self-Help or Spiritual books.

You ask me Why? Because it’s really really good… And really helpful for someone who is going through some sort of identity crisis or a mental block, hindering the very peace of mind which we want to ultimately strive for.

Kartikeya Ladha’s ‘Dream Beyond Shadows’ is an inspiring tale that
Ashish Kumar
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
My first travelogue and my first non fiction of this year. Dreams Beyond Shadows starts with an Introduction in which the author gives a clear view as to why we need to introspect ourselves and what we do. He discusses how humans have become a creature of its own creation - machine and why its important to take a step back and see what we have really done to ourselves and to the earth. After the introduction, the book follows the author from the concretes of New York to the ancient valleys of ...more
John  Trident
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Once a year, go someplace you've never been been before.
Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.
We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.
People don't take trips, trips take people.
Don't listen to what they say, go see.
Don't Quit Your Day Dream.

How often do we read or come across these quotes? Very frequently I suppose, during our workplace or online websites or even every now & then on our WhatsApp statuses. It's rightly said that the best way to live life isn't
Vidhya Thakkar
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's a travelogue of the author's journey when he decided to turn against the current life and move in the opposite direction of social expectations and his own conditioned fears.

The way the author expressed his journey is appreciable. The way the author narrated his journey is intriguing, keeping the reader hooked throughout. It feels so relatable. Dwell yourself in his journey and witness as if it's your own.
The narration of the book is crisp and engaging. This book has poems, verses,
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
" The reason you feel something is missing in your life is because you have no idea what the world can truly offer. All you have to do is surrender yourself to the world".
'Dreams Beyond Shadows', by Kartikeya Ladha is a travelogue, where the author had shared his travel journey, which begins after he quits his job at New York and decides to walk on paths to follow his dreams and purpose of his life.
Whole book is divided into three parts.
First part, is 'Complete Surrender ', where the author
Simran Sharma (Craartology)
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kartikeya Ladha's Dream beyond Shadows is a exemplary book of learnings -of the mind and self through conscious decision making and conscious actions. It's a travelogue accounting the author's journey from his successful professional life in Brooklyn to an inner calling which led to unveiling layers of self in Peru.

This book does thorough justice to the reader while it talks about life in entirety be it human life or nature. Working and interacting with people from different parts of their
Romita Mukherjee
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dream beyond shadows is the account of author's journey in search of his life's purpose. The journey takes us through the community-driven village of Lima in Peru to the ever-giving forests of Amazon, each of them bringing the author close to his destination.
To experience this life-changing journey with the author, grab your copies of the book soon.

This book is penned down in an elaborate narration without the contexts being too dragged ( something I really liked).
The easy and simple language of
Apurba Ganguly
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Before I begin, I thank the author for giving me an opportunity to read such a beautiful travelogue. Well, it is more than just a travelogue. It is beyond soul-searching and self-discovery. It is more than that.

Dream Beyond Shadows is a phenomenal read on life itself, and it is not just the story. It is the storytelling that makes it so distinct from other budding Indian writers we read today. It's mesmerizing vocabulary, brilliant setting, and excellent choice of themes make the book a deeply
Yuva Ranjini
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What if we happen to live our lives by our own mindset, not the societal laid definitions? What if the normalcy we do think is just another form of human’s manipulation? Even though I picked this read under the influence of gorgeous cover, the real beauty lies in the pages and every word in it. This book contains pure excitement of how and why the people do crazy kinds of stuff just to satisfy/feed their inner voice.

Dream Beyond Shadows is authored by Karthikeyaladha that narrates with full of
Pretty Little Bibliophile
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a 4 star read for me. I really fell into a thinking pit of introspection as I went over the words of the author. A few points of note:
1. The cover was the first thing that drew me towards this book. It was just very aesthetic and almost psychedelic. The pink and the purples in the new cover design was out of this world.
2. On the same note, the chapter cover pages were also very aesthetic with the inclusion of the design.
3. The book was also a visual treat along with the deep content.
Noor Chauhan Chopra

The 1st edition of #dreambeyondshadows was published in 2018, it is an #amazonbestseller
This is the 2nd edition, published in 2019 by @whitefalconpublishing

Tagline: no ordinary tourist.

Genre: Non- fiction; Travelogue

"I had been burying myself under the ground.
It was time to emerge from the dark, and walk the path I was born to lead,
to discover the purpose that would be mine..."

#qotd Has the question " what is the purpose of my life" ever puzzled you
#qotd Do you like reading travelogues
#qotd Do
Sruthi N
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In essence, Dream Beyond Shadows is a book about how the author, Kartikeya Ladha, quit his job, left the United States, and embarked on a journey to experience the mystical healing powers of Ayahuasca. Instead of staying in fancy hotels or visiting tourist attractions in Peru, he chooses to stay with a local family and volunteer for an NGO in a part of Lima where even people from more affluent districts of the city wouldn’t consider visiting. Through this book, which is written in the first ...more
Rutuja Ramteke
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dream Beyond Shadows
This book chronicles a turning point in the author’s life, a moment when he decided to turn against the current of his life and move in the opposite direction of social expectations and his own conditioned fears. It’s the story of an adventure that leaves behind the hustle and bustle of New York City, winds along the Ayahuasca vine through the tribal magic of shamanic ceremonies in the Amazon jungle, into the Incan legacy of Peru’s Sacred Valley and the sublime energy of the
Pinky Singh
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book Review – Dream Beyond Shadows No Ordinary Tourist by Kartikeya Ladha.
How often do we ask ourselves this question, ‘What if?’ and implement it. We live in a make-believe world chasing dreams. I have seen people getting pressurized to follow certain societal norms, managing people expectations, succumbing to the constant barrage of emotions from families telling them what to do! Whether we like it or not, we unknowingly become part of the rat race that leaves us feeling tired, empty and
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dreams beyond Shadows
Author: Kartikeya Ladha
The book is a travelogue of the author experience. A journey from when he changed the winds of his life demolishing the social expectation and fighting back the comfort zone which we all build due to our fears.
An adventure which started with quitting his dreams and job by surrendering himself to the world to find his part. We all have this attitude that "if I
Ekta M
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There is nothing wrong with the outside world if we sort out the world inside.

Book - DREAM BEYOND SHADOWS. No Ordinary Tourist.
Author - Kartikeya Ladha(@kartikeyaladha)
Genre - Travelogue

About the book - Dream Beyond Shadows is a story of powerful breakthroughs. The Author renounced his American dream of building a life in new york and embarked on a new journey to uncover the purpose of his life. A journey that changed his life forever. He followed his calling to the depths of Amazon Jungle where
Omkar Borhade
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We often spend our plenty of time in thinking what people will think about us and that becomes the primary thing to drive our lives. We neglect what calls our inner voice is giving and move with the goals set by other people. We seek pleasure in material things rather than actual happiness which can satisfy our soul.
Dream Beyond Shadow is a travelogue by Kartikeya Ladha who left his high paying job in Brooklyn and went on a journey to Peru to discover the purpose of life. The book is divided
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐮𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐚.
𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐮𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐬.
𝐈 𝐟𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐤𝐲,𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝,
𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈'𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐞.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬. .
After deciding to quit his job as a door-to-door salesman for a solar energy startup based in Brooklyn, New York, the author plans on travelling to Peru to follow his dreams. This book Chronicles a
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Would it be very wrong to say that we, as individuals are more influenced by our surroundings, role models, commercial advertisementsand not channeled by our inner voice? We constantly idealized someone to that degree and we become someone who is completely unrecognizable to us. Written by Kartikeya Ladha who left his shinning career in quest of knowing the world guided by voices of his soul forces us to question our own presumed "rational behavior". The dreamer that lives within us and who we ...more
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dream Beyond Shadows is an autobiographical travelogue which maps the major transition phases of author's life starting from his life in New York, travel to Peru, from Peru to Amazon and then back to Peru.He left his job to follow his inner voice which guided him on the path of self discovery.A life changing experience in Amazon after the Ayahuasca Ceremony unlatched the floodgate of emotions.Though it's a travelogue, it discusses not only about the place but essentially about humanity and the ...more
Akshatha Kamath
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
" It was time to surrender. Surrender myself to the world. World beyond realms of despair. Despair to be broken. With hope. Hope to love. Love to see. See the world. The world that exists inside and outside. " - Kartikeya Ladha in Dream Beyond Shadows , No Ordinary Tourist.
Title - Dream Beyond Shadows , No Ordinary Tourist
Author - Karthikeya Ladha
Publisher - White Falcon publishing
Format - Paperback
Total number of pages - 265
Genre - Travelogue
Brief Review and Ratings -
The author is
Kanwarpal Singh
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a book of author travelogue and with beautiful cover , and story is too good i like the author work and time he give to book and did justice with good and easy language to understand writing.
It's a story of guy from India who left his job in Brooklyn , New york and went back to India and then went to Peru for a course and found his inner self which he lost and want to experience something new and want to discover and want to live a life of real society , to socialize and to get his
Honey & Anjali
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
How many times do you come across a photo of people staring off into a beautiful sunset over a mountain peek with wanderlust written in their caption. How many times do you wish, you were there, experiencing the said wanderlust instead of seeing a visual memory of it on your screen. I don't know about you all but let's just say that I, definitely, would love to visit all the continents, dive in all the seas, breathe in all the forests I possibly can but alas, all these wishes can't come true, ...more
Mansi Nandwani
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it
This was my first time reading a travel memoir and I am suprised at how fascinating it was.

As an Indian living the American dream, our author had everything the society deems necessary to define success and happiness. However, he had a feeling that his true calling was something else and the voice in his head kept getting stronger each day till he quit his job and set out to seek his life's purpose in the jungles of Amazon.

His tale is something, I feel, a lot of us can relate to. The urge to
Shreyasi Basu
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
”That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet”
And I must say ‘ beyond the shadow ‘ is the perfect example of this quote .
So, here I go…

‘Feeling stuck and overwhelmed by society’s pressures, how can we learn, in today’s fast paced and results driven world, to truly dream beyond shadows?’
The plot is actually revolves around adventure. It contains some incredible and astonishing descriptions of nature. Sky to sea, moutain to forest, Author Kartikeya Ladha has penned
Bahadur Biswas
Feb 12, 2020 rated it liked it
We all have some dreams but we are always chained by the pleasure seeking and success demanding society that doesn't let us follow the goal of our heart. A Few has the courage to break the societal dictums and catch the flight of his dream.

'Dream Beyond Shadows' by Kartikeya Ladha is basically is reverberation of that courage. It is a tale of self realisation and the endeavor to fulfill that realisation of our heart.

The book opens in a critical juncture of the author's life who despite having a
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
BOOK NAME: Dream Beyond Shadows
No Ordinary Tourist
AUTHOR: Kartikeya Ladha

"In surrender lies the real strength. In you is the power."
SUMMARY: The story can be described as an autobiographical travelogue. The self realisation of the author leads him to leave the hustle and bustle of New York City to a journey of self- discovery and self- complacence. This engrossing journey is compartmentalized into three divisions.
The first part throws light on authors conviction to travel Peru and
Tanmay Gambhir
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dream Beyond Shadows is a book about the events of a turning point in authors life. How he decided to leave the concrete jungle and go explore different parts of world like Amazon Jungle, Machu Picchu. It’s a story about adventures of author which makes you feel so full and inspired. The writing style was poetic and lyrical which I thought would be hard but was lucid and easy to understand. I flied through this book in quite less time. It’s a travelogue which was a new and fresh experienced for ...more
Malvika Singh
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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A lot of times, we go through in our lives what is called an existential crisis. This is when we start questioning all that we do, the way we live, where we work, every aspect of our lives.

The author, Kartikeya Ladha goes through the same and goes out and about to explore himself. He has a good job, with great opportunities for him to grow but one day he realises that he wants more from his life. He wants to search in himself and the world
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