There is something glorious about Indian Administrative Service (IAS). It’s always been the crown jewel for civil service aspirants. After all, power is attractive. Yet bureaucracy, in general, has left laymen quizzical – How does the government work? How do men in power bring laws that change course of our history? Learning bureaucracy and power calls for a source having loads of wisdom. And who else can be a better person than T R Raghunandan – an IAS officer with 27 years experience?
When Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park hit the screens in 1993, passion for paleontology spiked across the globe. Nirmal Rajah, a native from Trivandrum fell in love with fossils after witnessing Richard Hammond's miraculous dinosaurs on screen.
Fast forward to present day, Nirmal is now a paleontologist hunting bones and an educationist with background in zoology and biotech. He also runs a YouTube channel, 'Scientific Thamizhans' with his friend, Prabhu - an astrophotographer.