The objective of this website is to preserve personal memories of India and Indians for future generations.
The editor of this website is Subodh Mathur, an economist who lives in the USA.
An Advisory Panel guides the editor with ideas and suggestions. The members of the panel, in alphabetical order, are:
Ramesh Mody. A postgraduate in Economics and a Certificated Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, he studied at Raj Rishi College (Alwar), Agra College (Agra), and Forman Christian College (Lahore). For over 35 years, he worked for the Reserve Bank of India, where he headed several all-India departments, and was also the Principal of the RBI Staff College. Now he is engaged in social work, reading, writing, and travelling. He lives in New Delhi with his wife.
T.S. Nagarajan. He is a noted photojournalist whose works have been exhibited and published widely in India and abroad. After a stint with the Government of India as Director of the Photo Division in the Ministry of Information, Nagarajan devoted his life to photographing interiors of century-old homes in India, a self-funded project, for well over a decade. This foray into what constitutes the Indianness of homes is, perhaps, his major work as a photojournalist.
Radha Nair. She was schooled in the Convent of Jesus and Mary (Delhi) and St. Joseph's Convent (Bombay), and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi). She taught English at Women's Polytechnic (Madras and Coimbatore) for six years. Since 2007, she has been a freelance writer for the Hindustan Times (Mumbai), the Deccan Herald (Bangalore), and for the online editions of Outlook Traveller, India Traveller Travelogue, and Mathrabhumi (Calicut). She won the first prize in a short story competition conducted by the Deccan Herald in 2007. She has written many short stories based on her memories of family holidays in Calicut; one of these was published in Penguin First Proof, 2010.
Anand Sarup. He was born in Lahore on 5th January 1930 to Savitri Devi and Shanti Sarup. Brought up in an open environment, chiefly under the influence of a learned and iconoclastic grandfather who had, after much study and reflection, decided against denominational commitment. Anand Sarup developed a deep commitment to democracy and freedom because his family participated actively in the freedom struggle. In 1947, together with his family he went through the trauma of losing all, and then assumed an active role in rebuilding a new status and identity for the family. He joined the IAS in 1954 and held many unusual assignments including the Vice Chancellorship of the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, which, in gratitude to his bailing it out of a system breakdown, conferred a D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) upon him. He retired in 1988 as Education Secretary, Government of India. Later, he became Chairman, National Book Trust. Also co-authored, with Sulabha Brahme, Planning for the Millions.
M.P.V. Shenoi. A civil engineer and MBA, he rose to the rank of Deputy Director-General of Works in the Indian Defence Service of Engineers. He has also been a member of HUDCO's advisory board and of the planning team for Navi Mumbai. After retirement, he has been helping NGOs in employment-oriented training, writing articles related to all aspects of housing, urban settlements, infrastructure, project and facility management and advising several companies on these issues.