Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He was born and raised in Lucknow. He received his bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and his Ph.D. from University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. He and his wife Nandini Nimbkar (also a Ph.D. from US) run a small science and technology based NGO called Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute in rural Maharashtra. He does research in the areas of renewable energy, rural and sustainable development and spirituality. All his writings can also be read at NARIphaltan.org.