“Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glintz on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night. 
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die."
– Mary Elizabeth Frye
Rajeshwar Upadhyaya, Editor-in-Chief, The Leadership Review

Rajeshwar Upadhyaya, Editor-in-Chief, The Leadership Review

October 8, 2015

On September 30, 2015, we lost a pillar under the roof of The Leadership Review. But Kameshwar Upadhyaya was a man of letters and men of letters live forever in their writings. He will live on in the accounts of heroism against all odds he captured. He will live on in the bridges he built between the challenges of our leaders and their forgotten solutions in literary classics. He will live on.

 This issue carries a feature story on Anshu Gupta, the founder of Goonj and Magsaysay Award winner for 2015. Anshu Gupta’s was the last interview Kameshwar conducted and we have put together the article utilising Kameshwar’s interview and research.

 We also have an interview of Anil Nair which captures how he turned around AGC networks Ltd to profitability from a situation where it was making an annual loss of Rs 283 crore. Joe Hopper continues to write brilliant and counter-intuitive insights in his column where he invites all the leaders to create emergencies. Professor KB Akhilesh has beautifully captured the challenges of family business, contextually rooted in India, and subsequent leadership imperatives for them in his piece. Shamali Gupta Bose’s informative piece paints a picture of how mass media can play an agent of social change in India.  Dr RG Gidadhubli’s piece explores the leadership style of one of the most talked about man in recent times – Vladimir Putin.