Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar with his more than three decades of government service at senior levels and as a poet of twelve published collections and as an author of five volumes on matters of governance and administration is a familiar face in Indian intellectual circuits. His more than 30 contributions on governance and administration to prominent national dailies like The Hindu, Indian Express, Deccan Herald and Times of India and other periodicals and journals were extremely popular and often sensational by their innovative unorthodox thoughts. Born in Mangalore as the eldest son of Shree R.D.Suvarna and B.Sarojini, Praveen Kumar graduated in Science from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, going on to obtain post-graduate degree in Literature from Mysore University. He also holds post-graduate diploma in Business Management as well as Higher Diploma in Cooperative Management. In his student days he was a prize-winning orator and writer. He lives in Bangalore with his wife; Smt. Jayashree and son, Pratheek. He is a familiar face in national seminars and TV networks in India as a Poet and thinker. Stemming from his varied academic background, are the lively far-ranging interests that have impelled him to write on subjects as diverse as matters of public interest and poetry, striking the perfect balance between the pursuance of vocation and avocation. Books a) Nonfiction 1) POLICING FOR THE NEW AGE 2) POLICING THE POLICE 3) INSIDE INDIA 4) INDIAN POLICE 5) POLICING THE POLICE 2 EDITION b) English Poems 1) UNKNOWN HORIZONS 2) PORTRAITS OF PASSION 3) LOVE & PRIDE 4) SIMPLY YOURS 5) SHOBHA PRIYA 6) GOLDEN WONDER c) Kannada Poems 1) DIVYA BELAKU 2) BHAVANA 3) PRIYA CHAITRA TAPASVINI 4) PRIYA GEETHEGALU 5) ANANYA PRIYA LAVANYA 6) TAPASVINI Articles a) The Hindu 1) INDIAN POLICE AT A CROSSROADS (6-6-1995) 2) INTERNAL SECURITY- CHALLENGES AND APPROACH (8-8-1995) 3) INDIAN POLICE: TIME TO TAKE TOUGH DECISIONS (19-9-1995) 4) WHAT AILS PROFESSIONAL POLICING IN INDIA? (2-1-1996) 5) NEED TO LIBERATE LAW ENFORCERS FROM UNHOLY ALLIANCES (2-4-1996) 6) ROLE OF POLICE IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF INDIA (18-6-1996) 7) WHERE THEIR LOYALTIES LIE… (27-8-1996) 8) CAUGHT IN THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF CORRUPTION (15-10-1996) 9) POLICE STRUCTURE NEEDS THE MANAGEMENT TOUCH (31-12-1996) 10) POLICE & HUMAN RIGHTS – DOES END JUSTIFY MEANS? (18-3-1997) 11) RESTORING CREDIBILITY TO CRIME INVESTIGATION (24-6-1997) 12) WHAT AILS THE INDIAN SECRET POLICE (9-9-1997) 13) POLICE UNPROFESSIONAL (20-1-1998) 14) LAW AND JUSTICE (23-6-1998) 15) POLICE MORALE ERODED BY POOR ADMINISTRATION (8-9-1998) 16) TIME TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF CIVIL SERVICE (2-3-1999) QUALITY OF CIVIL SERVICE (19-3-1999) : letter to the Editor As answer to UPSC response in THE HINDU dated 16-3-1999. b) The Indian Express (Editorial Page) 1) QUOTA SYSTEM CAN WEAKEN CIVIL SERVICE (6-6-1995) 2) EMPOWERING THE CBI (10-7-1997) c) Deccan Herald (Sunday Supplementary) 1) TOWARDS SANE SERVICE (2-7-1995) 2) LACKING VIGOUR (6-7-1997) 3) PROFESSIONAL PRIDE OF THE POLICE (28-9-1997) 4) NEED TO REVITALISE THE POLICE (23-11-1997) 5) FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE (11-11-2001) d) The Times Of India 1) THE GUN STILL SPEAKS (21-10-1995) e) Alive (Focus) 1) CRIME, POLITICS AND POLICE (FEBRUARY 1996) 2) CRIMINALISATION OF POLICE (JANUARY 1997) 3) THE INDIAN POLICE: MALADIES AND REMEDIES (SEPTEMBER 1998) 4) THE CRUMBLING STEELFRAME OF INDIA (NOVEMBER 1998) 5) KASHMIR: THE CORE ISSUE OF NATIONHOOD (FEBRUARY 2002) f) IJCC 1) INVESTIGATION OF DOWRY DEATH CASES (1996 – 3) 2) INDIAN INTERNAL SECURITY BUILDUP (1998 – 4) TV appearances a) INTERVIEWED 1) SANCHAYA (BANGALORE DD) ON 8-6-1992 2) SANCHAYA (BANGALORE DD) ON 22-8-1994 3) PARICHAYA (UDAYA TV) ON 16-3-2000 b) PRESENTING POEMS 1) SANCHAYA (BANGALORE DD) ON 12-9-1989 2) KAVI SAMMELANA (BANGALORE DD) ON 17-10-1990 Presenting Papers a) NATIONAL SEMINARS 1) THE CENTRE FOR POLICY RESEARCH, NEW DELHI ON 20-3-2002 (INDIAN POLITICAL REFORMS-POLICE ADMINISTRATION)see more