I have been a journalist in India, having worked for The Statesman, Economic times (Kolkata) and the Deccan Herald (Bengaluru). I have a doctorate from Calcutta University on federal relations in India. As a leader writer and sometime correspondent in happening places I have had the occasion to meet with and write on interesting people and events e.g. Madame Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, political episodes in Bangladesh and Nepal, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Edinburgh and the proceedings at the UN’s Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva. I have been working on my own on public discourse, particularly ideas and history as human agency, roughly the title of a recently published article in which I presented my conclusions. I do not subscribe to any set body of ideas and am interested in the unencumbered narrative of the existential challenges before the common man or average person in India, through what passes for the public sphere.