At the time of publication, G Venkatesh is a 42-year old researcher based in Trondheim, Norway, where he lives with his wife. He has two Master's Degrees - one in mechanical engineering (Mumbai, India) and one in Industrial Ecology (Singapore-Germany). He holds a PhD in Industrial Ecology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Venkatesh is also a freelance writer for a clutch of magazines of various genres around the world. He has a penchant for purposeful developmental work, and intends to contribute to the cause of holistic (socioeconomic-environmental-spiritual) development in the years to come.