Mr. Shiva, the Project Manager of this Upanishad Website, has been a resident of Varanasi, the ancient city on the banks of Ganga, for decades. A commerce graduate with a master’s degree in arts, he also acquired a bachelor’s degree in education and plunged into the field of serving the society through a number of non-profit organizations (non-government organizations NGOs) like the Krishnamurti Foundation India, Guria, Dr. Shmbhunath Singh Research Foundation, Diocesan Development & Welfare Society and IGNUS. He headed the Child Labour Projects supported by International Labour Organisation, Geneva; oversaw projects at Trafficking In Persons [India] supported by USA; and also worked for Plan India International. He was part of the administration at leading schools like Little Flower House, Army Public School (Pithoragarh), Rajghat Besant School and Chunar Valley School.
Interested in diverse philosophies, Indian Puranas and Upanishads, he is much drawn to the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharishi, Sri J. Krishnamurti, Sri Narayana Guru and Sri Thich Nhat Hanh.

He believes in Cosmic Energy and, while working for the common good of people, especially the poor and the downtrodden, likes to “Learn and Live Life through Existentialism”.