“T. P. Sreenivasan is a former Indian diplomat, IFS batch, 1967. He has almost 37 years of bilateral and multilateral experience. He served as Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. He retired June 30, 2004. TP Sreenivasan is now the head of the Council for Higher Education of the State of Kerala and executive vice president with the rank of vice-chancellor. He has continued as a columnist for a variety of newspapers and magazines, as is the nonfiction author of autobiographical works. He has authored seven books so far.