My favourite quote is the one by J.M. Coetzee, ‘Slow Man’ –
“...So that someone might want to put you in a book...So that you may be worth putting in a book...Live like a hero...Be a main character. Otherwise, what is life for?” – Prakhar Sharma
An MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and a Masters in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Prakhar Sharma is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Political Science in the US. He has traveled extensively from Jaipur to Japan, Philippines to Singapore, and Afghanistan to the US. His vast repertoire includes a stint as a visiting research fellow at the United Nations University in Japan, working as consultant to the World Bank and the UNICEF and managing a large research program for Yale University. His work in Afghanistan entailed designing and managing research on governance and its interaction with political violence. Observing them firsthand has given him a unique perspective on conflict at grass root levels and the complexities behind implementing development and governance initiatives in conflict-ridden areas. An opportunity to brief senior staff at the White House on the impediments to stability in Afghanistan is just another feather in the cap of this versatile individual. A prolific reader and an excellent writer, he was also the associate editor for the alumni magazine of the Asian Institute of Management. His motto of constantly exploring keeps him motivated to pursue newer avenues and excel at them.