Author of the Trust - Mechanical Engineer by training, poet at heart
Climbing mountains and long walks with nature and wilderness is my passion.Used to write and publish poetry regularly once upon a time. The first meeting of NBA in Mumbai in my avatar as an engineer in 1986 became my turning point in life. After that there has been no looking back.Since I became an activist, there has been less time to dwell in poetry and writings. Again trying to re-establish my passion for travel in the wilderness.
S P Ravi
Analysing data and experimenting with culinary is my passion. Used to run a hotel once upon a time for a livelihood and then meet up with friends by the Chalakudy river side in the evenings which later evolved into the Chalakudy Puzha Samrakshana Samithi. Since I turned my focus to Athirappilly issue, had to forgo my hotel. Presently I am more into data analysis and trying to bring together Chalakudy river basin communities for river revival. My daughter is teaching me that there are better things in life than just analysing data!
Indian Economic Services Professional (but left it in a locked trunk)
G.Krishnan is a professional economist with 25 years experience. He has been associated with the National Dairy Development Board, Cooperative League of USA, Reserve Bank of India and Central Bank od India. He has worked in diverse areas such as dairying, edible oil, rural development, monetory policy and public finance. He is an alumnus of Union Christian College, Aluva, Maharaja’s College Eranakulam, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and National Institute of Bank Management, Pune.
Murari Raghavan K
I grew up along the banks of Chalakudy river. The river bank was the regular meeting place for us friends. The friendship grew into the Chalakudy Puzha Samrakshana Samithi and I became its President by destiny or choice? Though I have a regular job, try to squeeze in as much time for supporting the activities of our group. I suspect my wife and son are better environmental activists than me.
Since student days I was attracted to the unusual. After my brief stint as Agricultural Assistant in the government, I turned to supporting the activities of the RRC and CPSS. Managing the accounts and library of RRC used to be one of my major activities. In more recent years, due to personal pre-commitments, I am unable to devote much time to our activities.
Dr Manju Vasudevan
An ecologist by training, her work at RRC has focussed on helping assert Community Forest Rights of forest-dwelling people belonging to three Adivasi/ indigenous groups in the Chalakudy river basin, Kerala. In her free time, she is either travelling, gardening or cooking.