Economist and Professor
Dr. Arun Kumar: An Eminent Economist and Visionary
Distinguished Academic Journey
Taught taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) from 1984 to 2015.
Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair Professor, JNU Center for Economic Studies and Planning.
Renowned Diplomat and Scholar
Vice President and acting President of the Indian Academy of Social Sciences
Malcolm S Adiseshiah Chair Professor at Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi (2017–2022).
Contributor to Public Policy and Reform
Chairperson of the `Commission on Unemployment’ by Civil Society Groups in 2022
Published groundbreaking books on the Indian economy, including "Indian Economy’s Greatest Crisis: Impact of the Coronavirus and the Road Ahead."
A Legacy of Insights and Influence
prolific author of over 100 academic journal articles and 400 popular press pieces.
Advocate for alternative economic policies and economic awareness.
Pawan Kumar Varma
Author and Diplomat
Pavan Kumar Varma: A Multifaceted Journey
Pavan K. Varma: A versatile personality, writer and Diplomat
Author of over a dozen best-selling books.
Notable works: "Ghalib: The Man, The Times", "The Book of Krishna", "Being Indian", and more.
Diverse diplomatic roles: ambassador in multiple countries
Recognitions & Awards:
Honorary Doctorate from Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management for "Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker".
Winner of Atta Galatta-Bengaluru Literature Festival prize for "Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker".
Unveiling "The Great Hindu Civilization: Achievement, Neglect, Bias, and the Way Forward".
A thought-provoking journey through history, culture, and civilization
"The Great Hindu Civilization". An evening of enlightenment and exploration awaits!
Author and Journalist
Sopan Joshi is a journalist and author in Delhi. He has researched, written and edited for a variety of publications in both English and Hindi over the past 25 years. He has reported, written and spoken about farmers and agriculture, forestry and water management, indigenous peoples and societies, science and technology, the environment and ecology. He also writes on adventure and travel, sports and motoring, religion and politics. His journalism is driven by social values and a desire to better understand his people, his society, his environment. It has taken him across India and the world. He is the author of three non-fiction books.