Intense debates have been on about the nuke deal at the political level, generating possibly more heat than light. “Many half-truths and myths are doing their rounds,” frets Mr Shivanand Kanavi, Vice-President (Special Projects), Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi.
A theoretical physicist from IIT Kanpur and Northeastern University, Boston, he has carried out research at IIT Bombay. After a teaching and academic career, Mr Kanavi became an economic consultant and later turned to business journalism, before joining TCS.
Author of books such as Sand to Silicon: The amazing story of digital technology (Rupa & Co. 2006) and Research by Design-Innovation and TCS (2007), Mr Kanavi is currently writing a book on India’s nuclear programme.