Author Shreyas Bhave recounts Mauryan times and writes Asoka Trilogy

Mountain Girnar in Gujarat boasts of a vast Jain temple and Buddhist cave. When Shreyas Bhave, a writer-cum-railway electrification expert visited it, he was awestruck with the architectural marvel and was curious to know the mind behind it. When he enquired, pat came the answer. It was constructed by Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka.
The incident left him pondering and made him embark on a journey to unravel discoveries of the great grandfather and grandson duo, thus was born Shreyas’ Asoka Trilogy. Continue Reading

Former IAS officer T R Raghunandan speaks about bureaucracy

There is something glorious about Indian Administrative Service (IAS). It’s always been the crown jewel for civil service aspirants. After all, power is attractive. Yet bureaucracy, in general, has left laymen quizzical – How does the government work? How do men in power bring laws that change course of our history? Learning bureaucracy and power calls for a source having loads of wisdom. And who else can be a better person than T R Raghunandan – an IAS officer with 27 years experience? Continue Reading