" Thousands of years ago the first man discovered how to make fire. He was probably burned at the stake he had taught his brothers to light, but he left them a gift they had not conceived of, and he lifted darkness off the earth. Through out the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. The great creators, the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors, stood alone against the men of their time. Every new thought was opposed. Every new invention was denounced. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered, and they paid - but they won."
......taken from novel " The Fountainhead " by Ayn Rand

Hello! Welcome to my web page. I am a PhD student in Water Resource and Environmental Engg. at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, which is a premier Science and Engineering institute in India. My research supervisor is Prof. V.V. Srinivas. I joined the PhD in August, 2010.