• Oct 08, 2017

    Join us for a dialogue between Sunanda Mehta & Meeran Borwankar, this Sunday, 08 October, 2017 from 11:00 am at the Museum of Goa.


    Sunanda Beecha Mehta led the conversation with Meeran Chaddha Borwankar about her new book Leaves of Life and about her life as a distinguished police officer.

    About the book – Leaves of Life

    Full of real life interesting anecdotes from her career, Meeran wants to share the lessons she learnt with the youth. She wants to flag some action points that would enable the young to steer their lives and careers in the right direction. She wants to contribute to enhancing leadership skills of the young. Hence along with wielding the baton, this police officer also decided to pick up the pen.

    Small, easy to eye chapters make an interesting read and yet you cannot miss the point the author is making. Meeran believes that she reached the position of Commissioner of Police, Pune, through trial and error but wants the young to achieve their goals in a more systematic manner. 

    The book is an attempt to explore if the lessons she learnt can add value to the lives of other. Very interesting collection of quotes, true incidents in life of an officer of Indian Police Service, free and frank discussion is sure to enthral the young readers.

    About Meeran Chadha Borwankar :

    A 1981 batch IPS officer, Meeran hails from Punjab and did her schooling from Fazilke. A postgraduate in English literature, from DAV College Jalandhar, She completed her law and PhD from Pune University. She is a Hubert H. Humphery Fellow.

    Meeran has worked in Nasik, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Pune and Delhi. She was Jt. Commissioner Crime Mumbai, Commissioner of Police, Pune and Chief of Maharashtra Prisons Department. Decorated with President’ police medal, she is the recipient of many awards. She is a strong believer in citizens’ participation in the work of police and prisons. She currently heads the Bureau of Police Research and Development.

    About Sunanda Beecha Mehta:

    Sunanda Mehta is the former Resident Editor of The Indian Express, Pune.
    With 25 years of experience in journalism, she was the first woman editor of a national daily in the city.

    A Gold Medalist in History in standard 12 with fifth position in the all-India merit list, she is a triple-graduate with a BA (History Honours) from Lady Shri Ram College Delhi, Bachelor of Education, Delhi University (on scholarship) and Bachelor of Communication and Journalism, University of Pune. She has been an active debator and dramatist and was also her school's head girl (Convent of Jesus and Mary Ambala).
    In 1990 she launched Citadel, the Pune city magazine, for Magna Publications and was one of the youngest editors at 25. She has written for publications like Hindustan Times, Savvy, Saveur-a US magazine, amongst others. Her humorous short story was published by Penguin in their book 'India Smiles.'

    Having reported on various subjects from political to investigative, her forte remains writing on gender issues, marginalised sections of society and exploring the human angle behind every story.

    She is now working as a consultant in a leading digital marketing firm and also working on her first book commissioned by Pan Macmillan.