List of Fsi Guest Faculty
ID 1911 
Name Mr.  K Doren Singh
Title Blank, Assitt. Reserach Officer, Morarji Desai , Delhi
Contacts Tel: 23721472  Mob:9899666239 Email: Website:
Interests Yoga 
Remarks Mr. Kshetrimayum Doren Singh

Academic Qualification
• Biochemistry Graduate from Bangalore University Bangalore, Karnataka (South India)

Professional Qualification
• M.Sc. Yoga & Naturopathy, Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, Tamil Nadu
• Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education, Kundalini Yoga Research Institue, Lunknow, UP India

Present Post
• Assistant Research Officer (Yoga) Since 1997 to till date Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of Healthy & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi
ID 1912 
Name Mr.  Amitabh Mattoo
Title Professor, JNU, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: ---  Mob:--- Email: Website:
Interests Disarmament Studies  
Remarks Professor Amitabh Mattoo is Professor of Disarmament Studies at the Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is also the CEO of the Australia India Institute @ Delhi and an honorary Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne.
He serves on the governing council of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. His research interests include issues of international security, India’s foreign policy, and arms control and disarmament.
Professor Mattoo has been a Member of the National Knowledge Commission, a high-level advisory group to the Prime Minister of India and the National Security Council’s Advisory Board.
He was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu from 2002-2008. He received his Doctorate from the University of Oxford and has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Illinois, and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris. He has published extensively including twelve books and numerous articles in prestigious journals such as Survival and Asian Survey. He contributes regularly to national and international newspapers like The Age, The Australian, The Hindu, The Telegraph, and The Times of India among others. His comments are also sought after in radio and television channels such as ABC, SBS and CNN-IBN.
He was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards, for his contribution to education and public life.

ID 1913 
Name Mr.  Ashok Vajpeyi
Title Blank, NA, Delhi
Contacts Tel: 23384634  Mob:9811525653 Email: Website:
Interests India's heritage & c 
Remarks Area of Interest : India's Heritage and Culture

Dr. Ashok Vajpeyi, a Hindi poet-critic, translator, editor and culture activists is a major cultural figure of India. With more than 12 books of poetry, 7 of criticism in Hindi and 3 books on art in English to his credit, he is widely recognized as an outstanding promoter of culture and an innovative institution builder. Over the years he has worked tirelessly to enhance the mutual awareness and interaction between Indian and foreign cultures.

A Prominent public intellectual of India, he has been a creative global – trotter and visited Europe many times to attend conferences, deliver lecture and give readings.

He has been decorated by the President of Republic of Poland by the outstanding national award ‘ The Officer’s cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland’ and the French Government by the award of ‘Officer De L’ Ordre Des Arts Et Des Letters’.
ID 1916 
Name Mr.  Arvind Sinha
Title Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 26704476  Mob:09871103039 Email: Website:
Interests World History 
Did his Graduation and post-graduation from St. Stephens College, Delhi and M.Phil. and Ph.D from the University of Delhi.

Research Interests are European History and Indo-French maritime trade during the 18th century, specializing in French history. The secondary interest lies in urban history. Currently working on the Emergence of Modern Europe and the urban history of modern Delhi.

British Council Fellow in 1985.
Visiting Research Fellow in France, 1985-86
Fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi -2005
Was an Associate in Eurindia project of EU to identify 18th century French Sources on the Indian Textiles (from 2003-2006).
Visiting Professor At FMSH, Paris in 2012.
Presided the section on ‘countries other than India’ in the Indian History Congress in Dec. 2014.
Was in the Editorial Board of the Indian History Congress (1992-94)
Editor of International Journal, Studies in History, from 2008 to 2014.
Europe in Transition: from feudalism to industrialization, New Delhi, Manohar, January, 2010.
Sankrantikaleen Europe, New Delhi, Granth Shilpi, August 2009 (in Hindi).
The Politics of Trade: Anglo-French Commerce on the Coromandel Coast, 1763-1793, New Delhi, Manohar, 2002

Chaired national and international seminars. Over three dozen published articles and chapters.

ID 1917 
Name Mr.  Mahabir Kasana
Title Blank, na, Delhi
Contacts Tel: NA  Mob:9868284717 Email: Website:
Interests RTI Act, Serivc Law 
Remarks Curriculum Vitae of Sh. Mahabir S Kasana,


Mahabir Singh Kasana

1. Name

2. Educational


3. Legal Practice


4. Areas of



Supreme court of India, Delhi High Court and other

Judicial and Quasi judicial forums

Service Law, Competition Law, Constitutional law,

Commercial law and Right to information Act.

5. Office cum



Inder Puri,

New Delhi – 110012

6. Contact



7. Experience:

(a) Currently Involved in Legal-- Practice, Consultancy, Advisory and


(b) Advisor and Consultant to Government and Public Sector

Organizations on RTI, Service and HR matters

(a) Frequently invited Guest faculty/Speaker on RTI , Service matters

and other social and welfare legislations by host of National level

Training Academies/ institutes including Lal Bahadur Shastri

National Academy of Administration , S V P National Police

Academy and other Central/State Government organizations and

PSUs etc.

(c) Total experience in Government of India 32 years ad ten months

(Jan 78 to 30th Nov. 2010) handling legal, service and HR matters

(d) (i) Over sixteen years as faculty member in ISTM, DOPT, New

Delhi. Training Civil Servants in Central Government rules,

regulations, policies procedures and HRD issues

(ii) Over sixteen years in Armed Forces HQ (AFHQ) Civil Service

handling various Legal, Establishment and Administrative


(e) Expert at competition commission of India

8.Panel Advocate and Legal Consultant on RTI and Service matters to:

? Prime Minister’s Office

? Ministry of External Affairs

? Defense Research and Development Organization

? Shipping Corporation of India

? India Tourism Development Corporation

? Coal India Limited

? Export Inspection Agency

? State Bank Of India

? Oriental Bank of Commerce

? Institute For Studies in Industrial Development

? Sri Venkateswara College ,Delhi University

? National Seeds Corporation

? Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Right Authority

? Andhra Education Society, New Delhi

? Society of Integrated Coastal Management, Ministry of

Environment and Forests

9 . Details of Past Experience in Government of India

(a) Dec 2010 _ 31 August 2011

Expert, competition commission of India

(b) July, 2010 – November, 2011

Joint Director,

Directorate of Personnel (civilian),

Air HQ, Vayu Bhavan, New Delhi

(c) January 2005 – June 2010

Joint Director – Head -Management Services Wing

And Master Trainer, Institute of Secretariat Training & Management

& Management, Department of Personnel & Training

Government of India, New Delhi

(d) May 2002 to December 2004

Deputy Director, Personnel Planning in Air HQ, New Delhi

(e)1997- April 2002

Faculty Member, Institute of Secretariat Training & Management

Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India,

New Delhi

(f) 1995-1996

Deputy Director, Manpower Planning and Development in DRDO HQ

(g) 1989-1994

Faculty Member, Institute of Secretariat Training & Management

Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India, New Delhi

(h) 1978-1988

Civilian Officer in various establishments of Armed Forces HQ, MOD.  
ID 1918 
Name Mrs.  Vijaya Ramaswamy
Title Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 91-11-2670 4473  Mob:91-9868188564 Email: Website:
Interests World History 
Remarks Professor at Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


1981: Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on
Weaving Communities of Medieval South India-A Socio- Economic Survey

1978: M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on Weavers of the Kanchipuram Region-circa 700 to 1700 A.D."

1974 M.A. (History),with specialisation in Medieval Indian History,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

1972 B.A. (Hons) History, Delhi University

1969 Higher Secondary, Delhi Board of Secondary Education

2004 President of the Historiography Session of the Andhra History Congress held in Nagarjunakonda. Also delivered the Mamidipudi Venkata Rangaiah Memorial Lecture.
2003 President of the Medieval India Section of the Indian History Congress at its 64th session held in Mysore.
2001 Honoured by Sri Venkatesvara college as 'Eminent Historian' and delivered the Annual Lecture titled 'Technology, Society and Crafts in Pre-Colonial Peninsular India.
S2001 Prof. Hiralal Gupta Research Award for the Best Book by a Woman Historian for the years 1996-2001, given by the Indian History Congress, Bhopal for the book Walking Naked: Women, Society, Spirituality in South India. The book looks at Women’s spaces within the spiritual domain.
1999 Three year UGC RESEARCH AWARD for Social Scientists on "Tamil Women from the Underside of History-In Search of a New Paradigm", tenable at University of Delhi.
1998 Award of the Indo-Shastri Canadian Fellowship tenable at York University, Toronto, Canada.
1992-95 Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
1989 Project for the Indian Council of Historical Research on Crafts and Craft-Persons in South Indian History.
1988-89 Fulbright Fellowship to the United States tenable at University of California, Berkeley, USA.
1985-87 Government of India Project sanctioned by the Ministry of Commerce, (later Ministry of Textiles) on Weaver Folk Traditions In South India.
1981 Award of the British Council under the 'Exchange of Young Social Scientists Scheme tenable at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
1977-78 ICHR fellowship for pursuit of Ph.D.
1976 ICHR Grant for M.Phil Research and Fieldwork.
1974 Merit Scholarship from Jawaharlal Nehru University for M.Phil.
1972 Prizes in debating in college (Lady Sri Ram), especially the Devendra Mohan Memorial Prize for Inter-college debating.
1969 Damodhar Memorial Scholarship and prizes in High School for obtaining first position in academics.
ID 1919 
Name Mr.  Riewad V Warjri
Title Ambassador (r), Na, Delhi
Contacts Tel: 8575107339  Mob:9899781794 Email: Website:
Interests Act East& North-East 
Remarks Curriculum vitae of Ambassador Riewad V Warjri(alias Rudi) Indian Foreign Service (retd)
[; 8575107339(M)9899781794(M)]

Professional Highlights:
Economic & Commercial:
i)Second/First Secy , Embassy of India , Budapest 1984-87: Succeeded for the first time from India. Exports of Cars(Maruti) . Through contacts with Ministry of Finance in Hungary able to work calculation formula that India as a developing country could also enjoy duty concession. Academically, also witnessed the Chinese adoption of the Hungarian experiment of starting private enterprise under a communist authoritarian system which made China what it is today.
ii)First Secy., High Commission of India ,Colombo , 1987-90 ,oversaw the implementation of the Economic segment of the Rajiv Gandhi-Jayawardene Indo Sri Lanka accord of 1987. Managed a mega replacement of Pajero jeeps in the Sri Lankan Army by Gypsy jeeps.
iii)Deputy Consul General of India in New York, 1999-2002 : Worked closely with New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ to enlist for first time Indian companies like ICICI, MTNL, Wipro, Infosys, etc. Gave presentations on India’s Economic reforms at Harvard, UPEN, Chamber of Commerce, Trade Associations etc. Gave presentation at then World Trade Center (Twin tower)on Special Economic Zones in India as last moment replacement for ailing then Commerce Minister Murasali Maran. Assisted and participated in the visits of several State Govts delegations, legislature delegations including those led by the Chief Minister from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Kerala, Karnataka and Assam
iv)Ambassador in Lima, Peru also accredited to Bolivia, 2002-06: For first time took Indian IT companies to Peru like APTECH, NIIT and TCS. Worked closely with Ranbaxy and Dr Reddys to export pharmaceuticals . Sale of Bajaj Three Wheelers etc. Personal equation with Bolivian President Evo Morales – was instrumental in the setting up of the $ billion 2.3 Jindal Steel Plant in Bolivia (now in dispute).
v)High Commissioner of India , Brunei, 2007-10: Took the Sultan on State Visit to India and got Brunei Investment Authority to invest in infrastructure in India . Also got Indian Ministry of Defense to enter Brunei .
vi) Ambassador of India , Colombia and accredited to Ecuador and Costa Rica, 2010-14: Worked closely with ONGC to strengthen presence in Colombia and entering Ecuador . India’s trade volume with Colombia went up by three times. Got top and middle level Indian IT companies to expand . Worked closely with Export Promotion Councils to encourage delegations both ways for promoting export of pharmaceuticals , handicrafts , apparels , . Got Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd (HAL) to strengthen sale of Dhruv helicopters to Ecuador. Helped the expanding presence of Indian IT companies in Costa Rica.

Political, military , security , Insurgency related:
i)Experience in Colombia includes the understanding of the success of Counter Insurgency in Colombia . Defense delegations from India recognized the scope for learning from Colombia. Colombia suffered the most difficult insurgency in the world because of deep and strong nexus between the insurgency and drug growing and trafficking running into billions of dollars. In Peru helped to understand the near disappearance of the Shining Path guerillas. In Sri Lanka (1987-90) saw the formidability and hostility of the Tamil Tigers and the death of about 1500 IPKF personnel.
ii)Experience in the Soviet Bloc gave an insight on the reasons that led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union and on the other hand the rise of China. The disadvantage that caused to India later due to overdependence on the Soviet Union for supplies especially in Defense.
iii)In Sri Lanka , the presence of the IPKF (Indian Peace Keeping Force). Besides Ministry of External Affairs , worked closely with Indian Ministry of Defense, other Para military forces under MHA, R&A W, etc.
Passport , Visas , NRIs and Consular related:
i)As Third Secy. High Commission of India , Nairobi full time incharged of issuing passports and visas. Dealing with the 80,000 strong PIOs and NRIs.
ii)In New York worked closely with several GOPIO ( Global Organization of People of Indian Origin) most of them are also fifth generation descendants from India . With professional NRIs association like Indus(ex IITians), API(Association of Physicians from India). Travelling , attending , speaking at events organized by several NRIs associations in the entire eastern coast of the US.
United Nations related:
i)On deputation to the UN , 1992-93 with UNTAC(United Nations Transitional Authority for Cambodia) 1992-93 for among things conducting elections and restoring normal administration.
ii)Worked closely with UNHCR(United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in Sri Lanka for rehabilitation of Tamil refugees and bringing them back from Talaimanar , Tamil Nadu to Jaffna , Sri Lanka .
iii)While in New York (1999-2002): Attended and spoke at several events , meetings in the UN on subjects such as health , education , cyber and IT , immigration, music, art , etc .
Adventurous experience:
i)Witnessed the violent abortive coup d’etat in Nairobi in 1982. Doctor wife was on night duty at the Kenyatta National Hospital had to attend to injured rebel fighters at gun point. The situation was incommunicado for a day.
ii) In Sri Lanka , families had to face evacuation for several times because of threats from Tamil Tigers and Sinhalese insurgents JVP. Security personnel from Delhi Police, BSF, ITBP etc had to guard residences etc .
iii) Was detained by Khmer Rouge armed to their teeth with AK 47 and B40 rockets in Cambodia but managed to negotiate for release . Saw the infamous Killing Fields . Had a long interview with brother of Pol Pot . Am still in possession of photos etc.
iv) Experienced the 9/11 day while in New York and went through the smell of thousands of burned bodies , family traumatic situations , etc .
Experience in India. Interacting actively with Ministries , Deptts, State Govts. etc:
i)1978 – 1980 : Joined Indian Foreign Service and did probation in India that includes : Foundational course in LBSAA , Mussourie; Army Attachment in Uri , J & K and climbed the snow at Rustam Peak , 16000 ft; District Training in West Bengal ,etc
ii)1990-92: Deputy Secy./Director in Ministry of External Affairs , New Delhi : Foreign Allowance, External Publicity , US & Canada, Gulf , West Asia & North Africa .
iii)1994-95: On deputation to Lok Sabha Sectt to assist in the functioning of the then fledgling Standing Committee on External Affairs under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Atal Behari Vajpayee and assist in handling foreign delegations to the Parliament, Hon’ble Speaker, etc.
iv)1996-99: Director/Joint Secy, MEA dealing with West Europe and Investment & Technology Promotion. Wrote a papers on a) EURO and its implications for India b) Air Connectivity linkage to promotion of Tourism , Business etc.
Other information:
i)DoB: Feb 21, 1954. Honours graduate in Economics . Joined Indian Foreign Service in 1978. Retired wef March 1, 2014. Last post held as Ambassador (Grade 1) to Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica. Speaks fluent Spanish and conversation in French , Kiswahili and Khmer.
ii) Son of single mother. Active youth in local affairs and social work. Young Volunteer in the Non Violent Direct Action (NVDA) for Hill State picketing at the then Assam Sectt . , Shillong in 1969.
ii)Interest in most sports and games and currently avid golfer . Would like to promote golf tourism in Meghalaya and N E India. Enjoy and play rock and Latin music and loves listening to western classical.
iii)Member, India International Centre , New Delhi . Worked closely with RIS (Research & Information System for Developing countries) and Indian Council of World Affairs , New Delhi . Recently presided one session of the Conference on India-ASEAN Connectivity : Opportunities and Challenges for North East India at Pine Wood Hotel. Advocated the need for active participation of State Govts in N E in diplomatic interactions with ASEAN countries .
ID 1920 
Name Mr.  Manu Singh
Title Blank, NA, Delhi
Contacts Tel: 23367943  Mob:9911089216 Email: Website:
Interests See profile 


Mobile- 0091 9911089216


To make complete use of my cognizance, education, talents and abilities for the amelioration of the society by ensuring the manifestation of Truth, Love, Compassion and Justice not only in Personal life but also in the society.


? Perpetuating the fight against the Hedonistic Model of Development leading to crass consumerism and mass poverty, ecological destruction of the Third World in general and India in particular. Questioning the cultural imperialism and that of market forces in the name of profits and shareholder values, negating all higher human and spiritual values. Questioning the senseless destruction of the Flaura and Fauna around us which will surely lead to our destruction one day. Questioning the present concept of capitalistic development and in the process replacing it with a sustainable and eco-friendly model.

? Strengthening Indian social fabric to fight against various forms of casteism, communalism, religious obscurantism and other social evils and also ensuring that there is migration from senseless rituality to pure and pristine spirituality.

? Assisting women’s movement with a view to ensuring their equal participation in all walks of life – particularly sharing of political and economic power.

? Continuing the fight against bonded labour and child labour system and child prostitution by making Right to Minimum Wage & Right to Education Fundamental Rights.

? Carrying on anti-liquor movement throughout India – networking with Religious leaders of all major faiths, Women’s Organizations and social political activists.

? Struggling against all forms of religious fundamentalism, bigotry, dogmatism, casteism and all narrow-minded racial or other such ill feelings between the different sections of society. Striving for establishing a liberal, egalitarian society based on tolerance and mutual accommodation.


? I have been working as the Vice President and the Media Secretary of the Sravdeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha (World Council Of Arya Samaj) for the last 4 years- SAPS is the highest body of the Arya Samaj which is the greatest socio-spiritual movement in India. In this tenure I have directed various campaigns against casteism, communalism and worked tirelessly for the gender equality. I have also tried to crusade against the present hedonistic model of crass consumerism, crony capitalism and dog eat dog individualism.

? Director of ‘Bandhua Mukti Morcha’ an internationally acclaimed NGO from 2006 till date which has facilitated the release of nearly 2 hundred thousand bonded and child labourers in India and has been tirelessly working for the emancipation of the poorest of the poor and the most voiceless in India. The NGO has various centers working for the underprivileged and the marginalized across the length and breadth of India.

? Convenor and Trustee of the renowned organization- ‘ Parliament of Religions’(since its inception in 2007 and till date) which has luminaries like Sri Sri Ravishankar, Swami Agnivesh, Swami Chidanand, Maulana Mehmood Madani, Maulana Wahiduddin, Dalai Lama, Archbishop Vincent Consensau, Father Dominic, Medha Patekar, R.K.Pachauri, Aruna Rai etc. Since its formation. Being the axis of this organization I have promoted intercaste marriages, communal harmony, India-Pakistan friendship, tribal welfare, oppression and corruption free society and above all environment protection.

? Is currently the convener of GUS (Gramin Uthan Samiti, from 2007-till date) which is working for the upliftment of the hill people and trying to save the environment in Kumaon (Uttarakhand). Uttarakhand is the Indian state from where the Himalayas begin and any harm caused to the environmental structure here would jeopardize the life of millions not only in India but also in Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma etc. Thus our work is to ensure that although the developmental work is not halted but at the same time no harm is caused to the fragile eco system there.

? Closely associated with international organizations like KAICIID, Religions for Peace, World Economic forum, Art of Living etc

? Edited a reputed Hindi weekly (Anoop Sandesh) in Dehradun from 2001 to 2003, in which he tactfully campaigned against the social ills that plague the Indian society. Also edited Vedic Sarvdeshik the mouthpiece of Arya Samaj in 2008.

? Convened the Vivekananda Vichar Manch from 2002 to 2007, and the organization reached its zenith during that period. I had organized more than 200 programmes of national and international level in nearly all the universities where the organization works.

? Has been a pivotal member of various Delhi based NGO’s including Delhi Forces (since 2007), Humanity and Peace society (since 2005), Students for harmony (2001-2006), Bachpan Bachao (2007-till date) etc.


? In 2009- captivated an esteemed audience with a solution centric vision on the issue of Global warming and Food security at the Clima Conference in Copenhagen, where I emphasized on the fact that all these predicaments are directly related to our lifestyle and only a structural change there can snowball into some kind of a real difference. All other steps in these directions are merely an eyewash. I was severely critical about the current paradigm of development which is based on greed and not on need and thus can only breed inequality, violence and above all environmental degradation.

? 2009, I spoke to a group of young students at the invitation of the UNHRC, about the various problems that threaten life security in South East Asia in general and in the Indian subcontinent in particular. The students were amazed to hear my narration of all the challenges I have faced during my endeavour to bring about social upliftment. In the same trip I got an auspicious chance to address an enlightened audience in the World Muslim League conference, in the August presence of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the custodian of two Holy Mosques- where my speech was contradictory of the infamous theory of the clash of civilizations of Samuel Huntington.

? Following the World Muslim League Conference, I was invited by the Parliament of the World Religions to address a series of gatherings in their huge interfaith summit in Melbourne, where I spoke on the following themes respectively- Applied Spirituality and social action, combating climate change, and how to live in peace?

? Last year I along with one of India’s most prominent social activist Swami Agnivesh became interlocutors between the Government of India and the CPI (Maoists) or the Naxallites to bring peace in the violence ridden states of central and south India. The Naxallites are considered to be the gravest threat to the internal security of India and this endeavour was like walking on razors edge for me, as I have always abhorred violence but Peace without Justice has always been a lame concept for me- thus my errand was to expose the shortcomings of both the factions in the most volatile of times .The tryst for a peaceful and violence free society still continues. During this crusade I was pivotal in saving the lives of 5 policemen who were abducted by Maoists in Chattisgarh, which according to me is my greatest spiritual victory.

? India is slowly transforming itself into a fast growing super power, but the biggest predicament it has to confront on its way is corruption. In the recent years corruption in our country has hit a record high, which has not only been responsible in hampering our growth but also in increasing the divide between the rich and the poor. To fight this rampaging evil I along with a galaxy of social activists have recently formed India against corruption and we will launch one of the biggest movements in the history of independent India, but left it as soon as it became rudderless.

? Coordinated the historic ‘Beti Bachao’ (save the girl child) march from Tankara (Gujarat) to New Delhi, which was a unique effort to combat the diabolic problem of female foeticide prevalent in these states. In the Indian society this quandary exists due to a plethora of senseless customs and social ills- the most heinous of them being the dowry system in which at the time of marriage the Bride’s family is forced to give expensive gifts to the family of the groom. I have campaigned against this scrupulous and irrational custom with all my might and the results have been satisfactory with a significant decrease in the areas of my influence. I have also launched several agitations, along with other women’s organizations, against the sex determination tests.

? In 2009 and 2010 I produced and directed one of the most watched TV shows addressing the social ills that plague our society under the title of Vichar Manthan (the Churning of Ideas). The show which was aired 4 times a week on our Parliament Channel (LSTV) was a monumental hit amongst the University students and the intellectual classes as it discussed a plethora of social issues.

? Organized 10 NIC (National Integration Camps) in 2007, 2008 and 2009 across 7 states with a minimum gathering of 5000 participants. In these camps the youth were not only given physical and vocational training but also were inculcated with a sense of responsibility for our mother Earth, so that they can not only be sufficient to have a good personal life but also to be transformed into agents of change.

? Led a multi Religious Pilgrimage to the site of the senseless killing of Graham Stewart Staines and his two little sons in Orissa in the month of March 1999. It comprised Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist religious leaders, thinkers and social activists. Prayers were held at Manoharpur and Narayanpur. The goal of this pilgrimage was to inspire people of India to form multi-religious initiative for social transformation and nation building.


? Masters and M Phil in International Philosophy from School of International Studies, JNU.

? 3+1 years of extensive research of Spanish language, history and cultural studies of Spain and Latin America from the center of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

? One year specialization course of Chinese Literature and language from Center of Chinese and South East Asian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University.


? Won the best actor award continuously for two years in Dehradun (SSEKV-Swar Sadhna Evam Kala Vidhalya) twice in his school, twice in the cultural festival of J.N.U. Once in a programmed by S.F.H.(Students for harmony).Was also declared the most talented student of J.N.U.(2002,2003,2006)

? Selected as one of the most talented students of the country by National Talent Search Examination and thus got awarded by the Prime Minister on the eve of the Republic Day.

? He has also anchored a lot of shows, is a moving orator, elegant speaker, prolific writer and a fabulous debater and has a wide range of expertise in topics ranging from environment, public health, paradigm shift in the model of development etc. Has been involved with theatre since a long time and has recently started making films which revolve around social amelioration.


Fathers Name Anoop Singh

Date of Birth 21.5.1983

Office 7 Jantar Mantar Road, New Delhi 110001

Phone 0091 11 23367943, 23363221

Fax 0091 11 23367946

Manu Singh

ID 1921 
Name Mr.  Luther Rangreji
Title Blank, Associate Prof. South Asia University, Delhi
Contacts Tel: 24122512  Mob:24195000 Email: Website:
Interests International Law 
Associate Professor
Faculty of Legal Studies,
South Asian University, New Delhi.


Ph.D. in International Law Centre for International Legal Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; M.Phil. in International Law Centre for International Legal Studies, JNU; LL.M, University of Pune; LL.B 5yr course, Symbiosis Law College, University of Pune; B.S.L (Bachelor of Socio-Legal Sciences),University of Pune.


Presently: Associate Professor, Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi.

January 2002-August 2011: Senior Legal Officer, Legal and Treaties Legal and Treaties Division, Ministry of External Affairs New Delhi, India

May 1996-Dec 2001: Legal Officer, Secretariat of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO), New Delhi

Courses taught and Legal Research

General Principles of International Law, International Environmental Law, Legal Research and Methodology, Law of International Organizations, Law of the Sea; International Criminal Law, especially cooperation in extradition, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, Drug Trafficking issues, Money Laundering, and investigation techniques.

Professional Experience as Legal Advisor

Advised Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on all issues pertaining to international law, which inter alia included matters relating to: passport cases, consular matters, environmental law (climate change, biological diversity, forestry matters, access and befit sharing of genetic resources (Nagoya Protocol) the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and its Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol liability and redress regime, chemical waste conventions on POPs, PIC and transboundary movement of hazardous wastes, Strategic Agreement on Integrated Chemicals Management etc. Was also part of Indian delegation at the COP Meetings on these aspects); international watercourses law, some aspects of nuclear energy and law of the sea, hydrography matters and IHO, work of the International Law Commission, UN Sixth Committee issues, human rights, extradition, mutual legal assistance in civil, commercial and criminal matters, drugs and money laundering/economic offences, consular relations and diplomatic immunities and privileges, ILO matters, Antarctica, (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Bay of Bengal Initiative on Multisectoral Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Region issues. Been a member of the Indian delegation to negotiate treaties/bilateral agreements on some of the above subjects. Other areas of work involved the Hague Conference of Private International Law and its conventions to which India is a party. Member of the Indian delegation involved in the Kishenganga Hydropower Arbitration under the Indus Treaty (Pakistan v. India) etc.

• Member (Legal), Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, Government of India (2013-2016)
• Member of the Executive Council of the Indian Society of International Law; Convener of Library Committee and member of the Membership and Library Committee of the ISIL (2012-2015)
• Member, National Committee on Biosafety, Ministry of Environment and Forests (Since 2007-till date)

Professional Membership

Member, Executive Council of the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi; Member, Asian Society of International Law, Singapore; Member, Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of International Law, New Delhi; Member, International Institute of Space Law, Strasbourg.


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Fellowship and Diploma from University of Joensuu (Finland) and University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) on International Environmental Law and Diplomacy, 2008; US Fellowship to attend training course on International Law of Military Operations and Humanitarian Law, Naval War College, Newport, USA June, 2004; Diploma from United Nations International Law Seminar, held in conjunction with the 53rd Session of the International Law Commission (ILC), Geneva, June 2003; Fellowship of the Hague Academy of International Law, Centre for Studies in International Law and Relations programme for young international law scholars, Hague, August/September2001; University Grants Commission (UGC) Junior and Senior Research Fellowship and National Eligibility Test (NET) for M.Phil. and PhD 1991;Maharashtra State Government Scholarship, 1992 for MPhil and PhD programme in JNU (declined the same in favour of UGC);


Presented papers at national and international conferences on various issues of international law and published articles in peer reviewed journals of international law. Recent publications include:
• Luther Rangreji, “Some Reflections on the ‘Future We Want’: Is the ‘Sustainable Development’ Paradigm under Serious Threat?” Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law(Sydney), vol.16, 2013.
• Luther Rangreji, “Bangladesh/Myanmar Maritime Boundary Delimitation Dispute”, Journal of International Affairs (Dhaka), vol. 1&2, 2012.
ID 1922 
Name Mr.  Dilip Sinha
Title Ambassador (r), MEA, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 9717123758  Mob:-- Email: Website:
Remarks Dilip Sinha was India's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva from 2012 to 2014, and a delegate based there from 1995 to 1999. He was also head of the International Organisations Division in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2010 to 2012. His tenure marked India's election to the the UN Security Council after two decades for 2011 and 2012 He also participated in the climate change negotiations during this period, including the UNFCCC meetings in Cancun and Durban in 2010 and 2011, respectively. In Geneva, he led India's representation in various UN and other international organisations, such as the Human Rights Council, UNCTAD, WIPO, ILO, WHO and the South Centre. Human rights and development issues were the thrust areas of Indian diplomacy during this period. He was elected Vice President of the Human Rights Council for 2014.
He worked in the Prime Minister's Office (1991-1995) during the term of P.V. Narasimha Rao, as deputy to his media adviser.
Dilip Sinha was also ambassador to Greece (2007-2010) and has served as deputy head of mission in Brazil and Bangladesh.
ID 1923 
Name Mr.  Aftab Seth
Title Ambassador (r), MEA, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: --  Mob:-- Email: Website:
Interests -- 
Chairman of the Global Indian International Schools Japan and Adviser to the Global Indian Foundation which runs these schools in 9 countries including India.I am helping the foundation expand in Africa and other parts of the world.
I am a former member of the management board of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in New Delhi a former visiting prof at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a former visiting Prof at Konan Univ. in Kobe. I was the first director and professor of the Global Security research institute at my alma mater in Keio univ Tokyo, the oldest univ. in Japan. I am a member of the World Parliament of Cultures based in Bilkent University in Ankara, the biggest private university in Turkey. This is connected with the Royal Institute of Inter Faith Studies in Amman run by Prince Hassan of Jordan, my class mate at Christ Church ,Oxford. I have been to these places to lecture. Also to Vietnam, to the Institute of International Relations and to Vietnam University and the university of Foreign trade. I have been often to lecture at these universities both when I was ambassador in Hanoi and later from Keio.
I have also lectured at think tanks in Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia, at Christ Church New Zealand, at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C., at Harvard University , at Columbia university in New York and in New Jersey, at the Casa Asia in Madrid Spain, at the University of Seville,at Prince Hassan University, Morocco, at Cairo University and Al Azhar in Egypt ,Al Quds University in Jerusalem and in Ramalla in the Palestine territory,in Damascus at universities and think tanks,at universities in Sri Lanka and I have visited universities in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia and in Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand. I have given lectures at the Chatham Institute in London and visited the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in my capacity as International Advisor at Keio University in Tokyo.
I have lectured at universities in Karachi , Pakistan, in Jakarta , Bandung , Bali, Padang ,Medan in Indonesia, at several universities in Greece and have visited several universities in Lebanon ,Syria ,Jordan and in Israel. In Vietnam I have lectured at dozens of universities all over the country.
I have connected Keio with our top universities in India, including Indian Institutes of Technolgy BOMBAY,Kanpur , Madras and Delhi, the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta,The Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade in Delhi, ,The Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi, Delhi University ,Jawahar Lal Nehru University Delhi, The Indian Institute of Science ,Bangalore and Hyderabad university. I am helping the Group 30 of Japan which is a group of top Japanese universities set up by PM Fukuda in 2008 which seeks to promote higher education in Japan abroad including to countries like India. In this connection I have helped Ritsumeikan University's office in Delhi and Tokyo University's office in Bangalore.
ID 1924 
Name Mr.  Ramnath Jha
Title Assistant Professor, JNU, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 26704131  Mob:9810652760 Email: Website:
Interests Philosophy 
Remarks DR. RAM NATH JHA is Associate Professor in Special Centre for Sankrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New-Delhi.
Field of Specialization are Grammar in M.A., Philosophy (Advaita Vedanta) in M.Phil., Philosophy (Advaita Vedanta) in Ph.D.

ID 1925 
Name Mr.  Sanjay Kothari
Title Secretary, DoPT, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 011-23094848   Mob:23092056 Email: Website:
Interests see profile 
Remarks Mr. Sanjay Kothari –
Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Mr. Sanjay Kothari is a Haryana Cadre IAS Officer from 1978 batch with a Master’s Degree in Physics and Master in Business Administration from United Kingdom. He has worked as District Magistrate, Gurgaon; Home Secretary, Union Territory of Chandigarh and Chairman, Managing Director, Director and Secretary, Haryana Tourism. He has also been Secretary, Revenue and Rehabilitation, Personnel, Health, Cultural Affairs and Public Relations in the State of Haryana. In the Government of India, he has worked in the Ministry of Tourism, Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances and Pension Departments. Since August, 2012 he has been appointed as Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

He has spent about fifteen years in the field of tourism, both at Centre and State level and more than 5 years in Personnel and Administrative Reforms in the State of Haryana. The primary concern and interest of Mr. Kothari has been in creation of institutions, often innovative and pioneering and carrying out reforms for ‘Good Governance’ and documenting them. He has published more than 30 articles on administrative reforms, city development and subjects pertaining to tourism. He was the creator of Suraj Kund Craft Mela in 1987.

He has authored a book in 2007, entitled “Good Governance Initiatives and Reforms”.

Mr. Sanjay Kothari is a keen sportsman and had represented School and College in Badminton, Athletics and Cricket. He is a keen Golfer. He has been promoting different games, and particularly Golf, by setting up Golf Courses and organizing tournaments.

ID 1926 
Name Mr.  George Mathew
Title Director, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 43158800  Mob:43158801 Email: Website:
Interests Local governance 
Remarks Dr. George Mathew, Founder Director, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi is presently its Chairman. His areas of specialisation are: local governance, grassroots democracy, democratic process in India, decentralisation, gender equity and human rights. He is a regular contributor to national dailies. His research papers are published in national and international journals and books. Dr. Mathew has been serving on various committees and commissions constituted by Government of India, State Governments and international organisations.His studies and articles on state and society appear in national dailies, journals and books. His major works include: (i) Communal Road to a Secular Kerala; (ii) Panchayati Raj From Legislation to Movement and the following edited works: (i) Shift in Indian Politics; (ii) Dignity for All: Essays in Socialism and Democracy; (iii) Panchayati Raj in Karnataka Today: Its National Dimensions; (iv) Panchayati Raj in Jammu and Kashmir; (v) Status of Panchayati Raj in States of India 1994. Co-edited: (i) Status of Panchayati Raj in the States and Union Territories of India 2000; (ii) Grassroots Democracy in India and China: The Right to Participate, and (iii) Inclusion and Exclusion in Local Governance: Field Studies from Rural India.
So far more than 150 articles have been published in national dailies. Based on a true story, Dr. George Mathew produced the film: “Swaraaj: The Little Republic” which won the Gold Medal for the Best Film on Social Issues (2002) from President of India for its strong depiction of women’s empowerment in rural India.

ID 1927 
Name Dr.  Eswaran Sridharan
Title Director, UPIASI, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 2460 4126  Mob:2460 4127 Email: Website:
Interests politics 
Remarks E. Sridharan is the Academic Director of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI), (in New Delhi), from its inception in 1997. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in l989, and was a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, 1989-1997. He has held visiting appointments at the University of California, Berkeley; London School of Economics; the Institute for Developing Economies, Tokyo; Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; and the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania.

He is a political scientist with research interests in the comparative politics and political economy of development including party systems, coalition politics and political finance, and international relations theory and conflict resolution in South Asia, in all of which areas he has published and is currently directing projects. He is the author or editor of nine books and sixty-five journal articles and chapters in edited volumes. He is the Editor of India Review, a pan-social science refereed quarterly dedicated to India, published by Routledge in the United States, and the only India-based editor of a US academic journal, and is on the Editorial Board of the UK-based Routledge journal, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, on the Editorial Advisory Board of Millenial Asia. He has also been a consultant to the World Bank, Ford Foundation, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Stockholm), International Development Research Centre (Canada), FICCI and private companies in India and the United States.

ID 1928 
Name Dr.  Venkatachala G Hegde
Title Blank, Associate Prof., SAU, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 24195236  Mob:24195236 Email: Website:
Interests Legal 
Remarks Dr Venkatachala.G.Hegde is currently teaching at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University (SAU) on deputation from the Centre for International Legal Studies (CILS), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Dr. Hegde previously worked with the Asian African Legal Consultative Committee (AALCC, now Asian African Legal Consultative Organization, AALCO), Legal and Treaties Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. His main areas of work relate to – Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade Law, International Law and Domestic law Interface, Air and Space Law and Law of International Watercourses.
Dr. Hegde was part of the Indian negotiating team on several bilateral investment and Trade Agreements. He has also worked on WTO issues, particularly on dispute settlement and Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). He was a member of the Working Group on Arbitration and E-Commerce constituted under the auspices of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNICTRAL). He has also worked on the negotiating positions concerning India’s bilateral and multilateral watercourse agreements. His doctoral work was on Developing Countries and The Evolving Regime of Intellectual Property Rights. He has worked on various aspects of intellectual property rights such as Indian Patent System and the Paris Convention on Industrial Property, IPRs and Patenting of Life forms, Critique of the TRIPs Formulations and Its Implications on the Indian Patent System. Many of his writings have been published in various national and international legal journals.
Dr. Hegde has been a visiting faculty both within India and abroad. He has been on the Governing Council of the Indian Society of International Law for last ten years and at present its Treasurer. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of International Law. He is member of the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law.
ID 1929 
Name Mr.  Jayant Prasad
Title Ambassador (r), MEA, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 26114690  Mob:9899176883 Email: Website:
Interests Foreign Policy 
Remarks Ambassador Jayant Prasad currently is a Non-resident Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania, and Advisor, Foreign Policy Programs, at the Delhi Policy Group. Before his 37-year public service career, he was lecturer in history, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He previously served as India's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Algeria, Nepal, and the UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva. At the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, he was Special Secretary, Public Diplomacy, Head of the Americas Division, and staff officer to the Foreign Secretary. He also served as Rapporteur of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Geneva (1986-87), Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1998-99), and member of U.N. Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (2005-07). 
ID 1930 
Name Ms.  Bhaswati Mukherjee
Title Ambassador (r), MEA, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 8130104016  Mob:8130104016 Email: Website:
Interests Foreign Policy 
Remarks Ms. Bhaswati Mukherjee served as the Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2010-2013) and as Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO (2004-2010). During her diplomatic career of over 34 years, she has handled a wide range of bilateral and multilateral assignments covering political, economic and cultural fields. She has participated in Round Tables on questions relating to the United Nations Human Rights Programme, the World Conference on Human Rights, and the human rights of women and the girl child, notably in Asia as well as issues relating to UNESCO’s areas of competence, particularly in Education and Culture. She was Secretary of the Indo/French Forum, Co-chaired on the French side by Mr. Jean Francois Poncet, former Foreign Minister of France (1999 - 2004) as well as Secretary of the India/EU Round Table & Chairman of the India EU Joint Working Groups on Terrorism & Consular Issues respectively. 
ID 1931 
Name Mr.  Jayanta Bandyopadhyay
Title Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Contacts Tel: 84209 63220  Mob:84209 63220 Email: Website:
Interests Water management 
Remarks Professor and Head of Centre for Development and Environment Policy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Visiting Professor, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU, New Delhi
AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST: Trans-disciplinary Knowledge for Water Systems Policy
Science and Policy for Sustaining Mountain Ecosystems Science and Human Futures

1. Invited as a member of the UNESCO expert group to address the Future of Planet Earth

2. Invited by the MoEF, GoI to be a member of the Science and Technology Advisory
Group for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) programme

2. Appointed as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee (2007-2012) of the GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development (GBPIHED), MoEF, India

3. Fellow of the India-China Institute (2010-2012), The New School, New York, USA

4. Delivered the 19th Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant Memorial Lecture at GBPIHED, Almora

4. Selected publications preserved at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

5. EU Erasmus Mundus Visiting Professor (2010-12) to visit the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK in 2011.

6. Invited by the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Geneva to prepare the draft of the chapter in Agenda-21 on the world’s mountains.

7. Invited by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) Geneva to
write background paper on Rehabilitation of Upland Watersheds

ID 1932 
Name Mr.  Shawahiq Siddiqui
Title Blank, Managing Partner India Environment Law O, New Delhi
Contacts Tel: 46550348  Mob:9718647753 Email: Website:
Interests Law 
Remarks Key Experience:
Lead Expert: Global Program on Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Rome
Legal Consultant with CSIRO, Australia
Policy and Law Drafting:
? Drafted the Model Institutional Framework on the National Bureau of Water Use Efficiency,Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, 2013
? Drafted Renewable Energy Law for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, 2008.
? Drafted Biodiversity Rules, 2010 for the state government of Nagaland, India
? Independent review of the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission for strengthening the legal and institutional response for effective implementation of the Mission.
? Independent input for the formulation of National Green Tribunal Bill, 2010
? Drafted alternative Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India

Member of Supreme Court Bar Association and Delhi Bar Association.

Visiting Faculty to the Central Water Commission, National Water Academy, Pune, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh