Ananthanarayanan Seshan, Economic Consultant, holds degrees of MA in Economics and MSc in Agricultural Economics (US). He joined the economic research department of the Reserve Bank of India in 1956 and retired as its Officer-in-Charge in 1993. Subsequently, he worked as IMF Adviser to National Bank of Kyrgyzstan and Bank of Sierra Leone. His articles on economics, music, dance, politics, travel and sports number more than 250. He was a member of 18 official committees, including those set up by the IMF and UNDP. He is a former Editor of RBI Bulletin and RBI Occasional Papers and Founder-Editor of BSL Bulletin.