Raghav Chandra, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, was Secretary to the Government of India. Author of Scent of a Game, a novel about wildlife hunting and conservation, he has also held significant positions across ministries in the Government of India and Madhya Pradesh and served as Managing Director of many companies. He has a special interest in the development of Indian tribes. Raghav holds master's degrees from Harvard University, where he was an Edward S. Mason Fellow, and St Stephen's College, University of Delhi. He writes and lectures about inclusive growth, management and sustainability, and has been widely published. He is the Director of the Bhopal Literature and Art Festival and is also a keen golfer. He lives in New Delhi.
On a chilly November morning in Geneva, Deepika Thakur prepares to address the United Nations Human Rights Council. Despite her personal experience of oppression as a Dalit woman, she must claim that the Indian government remains firmly committed to eradicating caste-based discrimination in the country.