Rajni Sekhri Sibal

Rajni Sekhri Sibal, a senior officer of the Indian Administrative Service, is what a civil servant should be – still idealistic after many years and as many tough battles.

Rajni Sekhri Sibal is currently the Additional Chief Secretary Government of Haryana. She topped the IAS in 1986 and received the NDTV Indian of the Year Award in 2013. She has also authored a first-of-its-kind coffee-table book on cows of India, Kamadhenu.

Sensitive, through – provoking and sometimes haunting, the poems in this collection often have a misty, fragrant and dream – like quality. They present a charming journey through the years the author  had spent in the pristine environs of the Himalayas amongst pine trees and clouds at Mussoorie; as well as the subsequent years negotiating the harsh concrete maze of New Delhi.

The verses of Rajni written with elegant words transport you to special moments in time and place evoking a range of emotions and strike an indelible chord.