In his words: "I am just a professional writer, which means I don't do blogs and try and get money for whatever I write."
General Shankar Roychowdhury is a former Chief of Army Staff and a former member of Parliament.
Sreeram Chaulia is a professor and Dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs.
Vandana Shiva trained as a physicist prior to dedicating her life to the protection of India's biodiversity and food security. She is the author of numerous books and the recipient of numerous awards.
Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh retired as Commander-in-Chief of the Navy's Eastern Naval Command in 2007. A nuclear and missile specialist trained in the former Soviet Union, he was also DG Indian Coast Guard.