A tale of bravery, resilience and acceptance of underdogs who belong to more than one country!

The 2 volumes hold the lessons Divesh received and the ones he wished he had. His hope is that this story can help others in their own journey and teach valuable lessons to the Youth of tomorrow.

About the Author

Divesh is a serial entrepreneur who loves solving problems. He was born in India and migrated to Australia at the young age of 21. During his formidable childhood years, he realised someone from his family had to give their all to uplift their socio-economic situation.

Being the elder child, he thought he was best positioned to embark on this journey. So, he decided to leave everything and almost everyone he had known in India and come with almost nothing to this amazing country – Australia, to realise his dream for himself and his family.

He has since worked his way up to lead tech teams and deliver innovative solutions for businesses across the globe including Real Estate, Manufacturing, and Dental industries.

Divesh hopes to motivate the underdogs and dark horses of the world by sharing his story and the challenges he encountered while undertaking his journey across continents. To achieve this goal, he realised, while writing these books, that he would need to embrace much more than just the individual success of Divesh and others like him.

This took him back to the partition of India in 1947, which was the biggest migration in human history, the stories of which were an ingrained part of his childhood. Having witnessed both nations – India and Pakistan still recovering from it, he decided to expand his horizons and wrote the first volume of ‘The Indian Mate’ which chronicles the time of Independence and the division of India and how his family navigated through them.

In the second volume, he speaks about the journey that most students like him go through in Australia and the dilemmas that they face as an immigrant while dealing with the feeling that they don’t really belong anywhere. He also shares some interesting snippets from his new life such as what it’s like convincing your Indian parents to drop the idea of an arranged marriage and to let him marry an Australian girl they have never met.

Divesh was a young man with a dream and the hope of his family’s survival when he first arrived in Australia. Since then he has worked tirelessly to make himself and the world around him a better place. His next goal now is to help the next little boy or girl to get a head start in his or her life by sharing his experiences and learnings.

Divesh is a strategic thinker and innovator who advises start-ups from the ground up and helps organisations grow and become more efficient in using technology. He is an unstoppable product & technology solutions architect who works as a consultant for a living. His empathetic ability is his biggest strength which enables him to think like his customers and build long-term relationships.

Divesh hopes to live his life creating and implementing solutions. His latest and upcoming ventures are After the WHY, Seeking Guru, Avatar Media, and Find a Legend.

In his free time, Divesh enjoys teaching his son Hari and convincing his daughter Aishwarya that it’s ok to share some cuddles with daddy too; being a good son, brother, and husband most of the time; exploring; working on new ideas; and learning new skills that challenge him.

Divesh lives every day by the quote: “The hardest battles are given to the bravest soldiers” and his favorite poem is Jind Meriye Mitti Diye Dheriye, the essence of which is that we will not remain here forever and even the next breath is not guaranteed. Therefore, we should stop pretending and instead live a life of a purpose bigger than us.