Dr Anoop Swarup, Editor-at-large, is recipient of International Hiroshima Peace Award. He has over 40 years of distinguished professional experience in diverse roles as an educationist, poet, peace activist, life scientist, futurist, social entrepreneur and as a civil servant with the Indian Revenue Service in various senior roles. He was appointed as United Nations Representative with the UNSC at New York by UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon in 2007 and is on the Governing Board of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Association of Universities of Asia and Pacific (AUAP) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
He is a distinguished Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, London (FRSA), Highest Award of Recognition by Soka University, Tokyo, a Global Environment Outlook Reviewer with the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, (UNEP) that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, Amrita Devi Bishnoi Medal in 2013, prestigious Citation by the Zoological Society of India in 2014 in Environmental Sciences and UNESCAP Hon’ble Mention. He has been a Fellow of World Business Institute, Australia (2016), Fellow, Zoological Society of India (2013) as also Fellow and Life Member of many other Institutions such as the International Institute of Strategic Studies, (IISS), London, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), and All India Management Association (AIMA).
He is the Founding Vice Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University since 2013, Vice Chancellor of Shobhit University (2009) also being the Chairperson, Governing Council of ‘Centre for Global Non Killing’ (CGNK), set up at Hawaii in 2015, Founding Chair of ‘Global Knowledge Alliance’ (GKA) since 2014. [Wiki Link]
Lalit Shastri, Editor-in-chief, is a live-wire journalist with more than 30 years of experience in mainstream print-media. As Editor and Special Correspondent with leading media groups, he has witnessed the dynamics of politics, versatility of Indian democracy and the most minute aspects of governance from close range. His commitment to journalism as a means to empower people by keeping them informed is recognised by everyone concerned.
Lalit has left a huge impact by his trailblazing investigative reporting. He is devoted to wildlife, ecology and environment. He is an avid bird watcher and an acclaimed wildlife documentary maker. His book on the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster is a reference volume and figures in the catalog of prestigious libraries in many countries, including the Library of Congress in the US. The book “Political Mirage-50 years after India became Republic” written by him is a telling commentary on corruption and lack of accountability among those holding public offices. [Wiki Link]
Shivani Bhardwaj, Legal Correspondent, is an expert on legal matters relating to Petroleum & Energy, Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development, Contracts, Corporate Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Court related proceedings. She has a Masters Degree in Energy Laws from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun and a Bachelor in Law from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal.
During his 35 year long journalistic journey, Sunder got the opportunity to get a ring side view of political, social and economic developments at the national and global levels. He has covered a range of beats from the strategic areas of space and nuclear energy to Health, Environment, Housing and Urban Development. At the national bureau in Delhi, his ‘beats’ pertained to reporting various Union ministries.
Sunder has been with the national bureau of The Hindu at Delhi as a Special Correspondent. In 2014, he opted to move to Bhopal and was appointed as Deputy Editor in charge of Madhya Pradesh.
Sunder, who did his M Sc in Organic Chemistry from St Stephens College, Delhi University, has an active presence online on Twitter and Facebook
Shitanshu Shekhar Shukla has worked with several media houses since 1997. He was Editor (Edit page) with The Gulf Time (UAE) till 2014.