One day it will all make sense
I am an author, editor and columnist who writes on a variety of issues including water management, environment and Indian history. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s in Environmental Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering in India.
For a while, I worked as an engineer in the Environment Department of HPCL Refinery in Mumbai. After winning two national essay contests, I made a career shift to writing. In 2003, I was one of the winners of the Water Media Network Journalists Competition conducted by the World Bank, and was awarded during the 3rd World Water Forum at Kyoto. In November 2008, I won the Developing Asia Journalism Awards (Infrastructure Category) in Tokyo, in which journalists from Asian countries competed. My short film “The Forgotten Cycle” won the first prize at the Delft University of Technology’s Urban Water Movie Contest in 2012. Watch the film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O15K-R2InOI
My book “The Educational Heritage of Ancient India – How an Ecosystem of Learning was Laid to Waste” is available both in print and Kindle versions.
My articles have been published in Reader’s Digest, Washington Post, Discovery Channel Asia, Asian Water Magazine, Swarajya, IndiaFacts, MyIndMakers and other publications. I have moderated panel discussions on water management and history at several conferences.
I am a member of Indian History Awareness and Research (IHAR), a think tank headquartered in Houston, USA. I love travelling and connecting the dots across different societies, civilizations and disciplines.