The other side of an IPS officer

Civil servant comes up with a collection of love stories

GN Bureau | April 2, 2016


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Esha Pandey  is an IPS officer (AGMUT: 2010) during working hours, but after duty she turns her creative side on. Her passion is short story – she has won a United Nations FPA award for excellence for the ‘best short story’. And now she has come out with her first collection of short stories.

‘I Will Meet You There’ (LiFi Publications, New Delhi) collects 23 of her stories. As the blurb puts it, they are “laced with romance, passion, excitement and obsession”. The collection “echoes the loving and long of the human heart”. Eminent film-maker Muzaffar Ali writes in the forword that it “is an answer to the love and longing all sensitive souls grow up with.” Also, “Once you have explored Esha’s wonderland, it will always stay with you.”

Pandey, who did her masters in international relations and MPhil in American studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), worked as a copywriter and journalist, before becoming a civil servant. Currently, she is serving as secretary to two departments, social welfare & tribal affairs and art & culture, in the union territory  of Lakshadweep

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