I am an author and a professional engineer.
I live in Perth, Western Australia. My interests include humans, philosophy, spirituality, nature, music, cricket and long distance running.
I have authored eight books so far. All my books are about humans and their issues – wellness and environmental – and to promote humanism, reconciliation and peace in the world. I also write regular articles on a range of topics pertaining to humans – philosophy of life, politics, environment, ethics, human equality, Kashmir, etc.
My most recent book, We Humans – Our initial 100 days during the COVID-19 pandemic, published by Perth-based Vivid Publishing, has just been released in early October 2020. I wrote this book during the pandemic lockdown.
One of my most significant books on Kashmir and Kashmiri Pandits, The Exiled Pandits of Kashmir – Will they ever return home?, has also just been published, in October 2020, by Palgrave Macmillan, a publication of Springer Nature.
In late August 2020, my another book, The Charmed Triangle – Religion, Science & Spirituality, which I have co-authored with a noted Indian author and poet, Vijay Narain Shankar, was released. That book has also been published by Vivid Publishing.
In November 2019, my fifth book, A Bouquet of Random Thoughts – Conversations with Myself, was launched at Jammu (India), where my father lives. The book has been published by Delhi-based Vitasta Publishing.
My fourth book, ‘Does India need a dictator – to rescue a sinking nation?, was launched, in September 2018, at Srinagar (Kashmir) and then in Mumbai. It was also published by Vitasta.
In August 2017, my first three books, all published by Vitasta – (a) 22 Years – A Kashmir Story, (b) My life does not have to be unhappy and (c) Issues White-anting India – were launched in Perth, Western Australia. Subsequently, all three books were launched across India, in seven different cities – Aurangabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, New Delhi and Jammu Tawi – between September and December 2017.
One of my forthcoming books will be a book titled, Art & Philosophy of Engineering – for Civil Engineers.
I have also edited a number of books for Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd, which include ‘The School on the Hill’, ‘Khushwant Singh in Wisdom and in Jest’, a book on Martin Luther King and a book written by the Vivekananda International Foundation.
In Perth, I work as a Principal with 4DGeotechnics Pty Ltd, a geotechnical engineering consulting firm. I have undertaken numerous geotechnical and foundation designs studies associated with roads, bridges, railways, power plants, civil infrastructure, slope stability assessments, high rise structures, forensic engineering, ground improvement and construction monitoring works related to earthworks.
I am a current Fellow and Chartered Professional Engineer (Engineers Australia), with APEC Engineer’s accreditation, and over 35 years of international experience in civil / geotechnical engineering consulting industry. I have worked on numerous projects in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, PNG, China, Mongolia, South and South-East Asia, West Africa and South America.