Educationist, Writer and Humanitarian Activist

Dev  Kumar Vasudevan is an educationist and writer belonging to an army family settled in the cantonment town of  Mhow, District Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Originally from Kerala he has spent his childhood in various military cantonments all over India. He worked as a software professional from 1985-89 with a Mumbai based firm at their Indore office. He has been based in Mhow ever since busy with teaching and writing. He is passionately involved in social and humanitarian causes through education for children from economically weaker sections (EWS) and animal welfare and animal rights related activities. He is the secretary of the managing committee of Gyanodaya School Mhow which provides free education and mid day meals to more than 200 children from EWS. He is also on the School Management Committee of the Cantonment Board Girls High School Mhow where 600 girls from EWS  are being provided highly subsidised education. He has conducted workshops at  the biannual conference TIME (Technology and Innovation in Mathematics Education) conducted by the Dept of Mathematics of IIT Bombay on his use of Sudoku as a mind enriching tool for children from EWS. He is associated with HHFA (Helping Hands For Animals) an Indore based NGO working in the area of animal welfare and animal rights. He is also the Secretary of The Nature Volunteers (TNV)  – an Indore based environmental NGO – which has saved Sirpur Lake which is  spread over 600 acres and  is one of two Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Indore. 160 species of birds have been recorded here. TNV is also working to preserve the Sarus habitat at the Yashwant Sagar Dam Indore which is also an IBA. During 2009 - 2011 he was the Associate Editor of Bloggers’ Park magazine published from Bhopal.  From 2011 till 2014 he was writing from Mhow for  the Indore edition of the leading English newspaper DNA. He is presently contributing to the Indore edition of Hindustan Times. He has also written for DNA Me and Confluence (UK).  He was a member of the team led by the Commissioner of Indore Division which brought out two coffee table books for the Global Investors’ Summit 2014 held in Indore by the Govt of Madhya Pradesh. His interests include collecting books, reading, music, cinema, photography, cycling and nature walks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dev Kumar Vasudevan is also the content editor of Snakebite Healing and Education Society (SHE)