Born in New Delhi on 5th Aug, 1959, Shantanu Basu attended Delhi’s prestigious St. Columba’s School and completed his graduation with Honors in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, in 1979. He graduated with an MBA degree from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2000, and also attended the PhD program in Public Administration in North Carolina State University, USA from 2006-09. He has served the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) under the Comptroller & Auditor General of India since 1984 and last served as Principal Accountant General (A&E), Assam, based in Guwahati, in the grade of an Additional Secretary to the Government of India. Before joining the IA&AS, he briefly served as a trainee journalist with the Times of India group. In his three decade long professional career, the author has worked with several Union Ministries in key sectors and has several articles in major national newspapers to his credit. He welcomes readers to mail him at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and invites them to view samples of his authorship at www.slideshare.net/shantanu_leo that has had nearly 160000 hits to date.