Ram is the Head Coach for the Canadian National Badminton Team as well as the Head Coach for the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. Along the way he has managed to travel to over 90 countries around the globe, perform as a Tabla (drummer) in live concerts with some artists of renown, been hired by several countries to deliver coaching courses, officiate a wedding and most recently been the Head Coach of the Canadian Badminton Team at the 2012 Olympic Games. Canada had a best ever finish at these games in Badminton.
Ram is currently working on his second book titled “Scars are beautiful”
“This is a book of stories and experiences which have influenced me on the deepest levels. It is my sincere hope that sharing some ideas and experienced from my life will allow you to look more deeply at your own. For it is in that search, depth and questioning that peace and tranquility are found”.
Here’s an excerpt from the book that’s all about conquering fear:
He was quiet and shy and just tried to blend in. But that was precisely what made him stand out….in the worse possible way.
When he was in grade one, boys wouldn’t let him in the washroom because they said he looked like a girl.
In grade 5, there was a bet among the grade 6 kids to see who could beat him up badly enough that he would have to go to the hospital.
His first memory of grade seven was the grade nines holding him down and spitting on him.
No surprise that he started down a dark path. Afraid of his own shadow. Even quieter and more reclusive. He also began to doubt… to hate…and to harbour ill will.
Then in grade 8 something happened. A teacher came along who told him that he was perfect… just the way he was. Over time, he began to believe it and set about changing his life
He lost doubt and found hope.
He abandoned hate and adopted love.
Finally, he emerged from the darkness of his past and embraced self-acceptance.
I scorned him, belittled him, but ultimately came to admire him and respect his uniqueness. And I realized that in the end, he is someone I can’t live without.
For he is ME.