I mostly work on the applied and analytical approaches to public policy; national integrity institutions; media and security. I focus on influence of human agencies on South Asian politics, environment & ecosystems, and democratic values that is intrinsically linked with my personal backgrounds and political belief. I take theoretical interests in discourses of normativity (orthodoxy and heresy) in religion and violence; and structuralist and constructivist perspectives on political institutions and moral philosophy.
I teach multiple areas of enquiries that tackle the inherent tensions between the state and the individual, and conflicts between the idea of power and the powerless. I frequently talk about social capital, fabric, and contract! My classrooms are open to anyone with open-mind and intellectual aptitude for cognitive challenge and stimulation! I ask my students to think like historians, which includes learning how to frame questions and how to go about searching for answers in the primary sources.
In my temps libre, I like to travel to offbeat places and I have a long cherished desire of an early retirement to take refuge in the Himalayas or in the Balkans. I have a soul of a mischief but often considered as a peaceful hacker to tackle existential questions, often in a pickwickian sense, ranging from life to work to philosophy that creates its own tributary.
I love freshly brewed coffee because I don’t understand tea. But, dunking cookies in both coffee and tea is my favorite pastime. I love pizza with extra cheese – secret of my extra fluffy health which compels me to think that "I am a man with too much of myself"!
I have two snoozy cats, Ms.Bella Meow and Mr. Bing Meow, they are passionately addicted to tea and cookies.