Akhil Bakshi

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence



Author, Explorer, Film-maker


Gurgaon, India



Mailing Address

972, Sector 17
Gurgaon - 122001 INDIA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phones: 91/124-234-2161

Countries of Specialization

Singapore, Malaysia, Burma and India.

Research Interests

On completing his management studies from Dusseldorf, Germany and
from University of San Francisco and University of Washington,
Seattle, Akhil Bakshi worked for four years in an agrochemical
company. During this period, he traveled extensively throughout
rural India, working and living in villages. For ten years, between
1982-1991, he assisted late Mr Rajiv Gandhi in initiating,
implementing and monitoring development programs in his
constituency, Amethi. As Director General of Nehru Yuva Kendra
Sangathan, he developed the institution into a youth movement and
the largest grassroots organisation in the world. Later, as an
Officer on Special Duty to the Prime Minister of India, Mr PV
Narasimha Rao, he helped initiate several national programmes for
social and rural development.

Due to his keen interest in public service, Akhil Bakshi has set up
two non-government organisations. Yuva Shakti, a national
organisation of rural youth leaders, seeks to provide good
leadership at the village-level. Society for Creation of Heaven on
Earth assists small and marginal farmers and landless labourers in
increasing their productivity and incomes.


A Fellow of Royal Geographical Society, Akhil Bakshi is on the Board
of several adventure organisations in India. He has written three
books - The Road to Freedom - Travels Through Singapore, Malaysia,
Burma and India; Silk Road On Wheels - Travels Through Central Asia,
Chinese Turkestan and Tibet; and Between Heaven and Hell - Travels
Through South Asia. He has written several travel articles for
leading newspapers and magazines, and produced over seventy
television documentaries.


management studies ; adventure ; documentary ; development programs ; non-government organizations ;