Utpal Banerjee is a Professor of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Master of Science in Physical Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and PhD in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. Banerjee was…

Dr. Susma Sharma Gurumayum is a poet from Imphal, Manipur and is a Gold Medalist in M.A. History from Manipur University. She has a PhD in History and previously worked as a Sub-Deputy Collector under the Government of Manipur from June 2017 to October 2019. She is currently serving as Assistant Professor in History under…

Mmhonlumo Kikon is an Aspen Fellow and the author of two poetry collections: The Penmi Poems (2018) and The Village Empire (2019). He grew up in Kohima and has been writing for journals and newspapers since his college days. After completing his master’s in English literature from Delhi University, he pursued development studies with various…

Anshul Chaturvedi has been writing and editing to earn a living as a journalist for some 25 years, of which the last 21 have been with the Times of India. Apart from what the job needs him to scrutinize, he reads a lot about WW2, managerial theory, the philosophy of Vivekananda and Ramakrishna and the…

H.E. Ram Prasad Subedi assumed the responsibility of Chargé d’affaires ad Interim of the Embassy on 21 October 2021. He joined the Embassy as Minister/DCM in November 2020. Just before the current assignment in the Embassy, Mr. Subedi was the Head of Regional Organization Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier, he was the…

Krishna V. Rajan is a retired diplomat and former member of the Indian Foreign Service. He has served in senior diplomatic assignments, including as ambassador in France, the US, the UK, Zambia, Algeria and Nepal. He has also held senior positions in the Ministry of External Affairs and served as the prime minister’s special envoy.…

Paul Waters is an award-winning BBC producer and co-host of We’d Like A Word, shortlisted for 2020 Books Podcast of the Year. Paul grew up in Belfast during ‘the Troubles’ and was a BBC TV/radio reporter and producer. Paul’s book, Blackwatertown, is a thriller set in the 1950s on the Irish border. Frederick Forsyth said…

Rituparna Chatterjee is a bestselling author, journalist and columnist. She is a former foreign correspondent and columnist for The Economic Times. For the same newspaper, her column California Dreaming was about her life as an immigrant mother in America, its gun violence and shooter drills for kindergarteners. Her first book An Ordinary Life (Penguin/Viking, 2017)…

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford and published the first of eight novels, The Circle of Reason, in 1986. The first novel in his Ibis trilogy, Sea of Poppies, was shortlisted for the Man Booker…