A full time voluntary activist and a free-lance journalist for ten years, before joining IAS which resulted in the book, ‘Aswastha Dashakachi Diary’, based on the reflections of these visits. He then joined IAS in 1986. Past Postings: Sub-divisional officer, Phaltan; Officer on special duty for state’s Chief Secretary. Director, State Archives, Mumbai. CEO at Ratnagiri and Amaravati zilla parishads. Additional Collector, Pune. Director, Women and Child Welfare Dept, Maharashtra. District Collector, Raigad (Alibag). Deputy Secretary to Chief Minister, Maharashtra.