The 2010 edition of the Tapasya Gyanganga Lecture Series will be getting underway on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. The speaker is Mr B. G. Verghese, doyen among English language journalists in India, who has had a ringside view of the most historic events affecting independent India. He has occupied senior positions as Information Advisor to the Prime minister, and Information Assistant to the Defence Minister. He would be making his observations on the economic progress of the country that has not eased the social strains in Indian society – a contradiction in terms. Besides, he has recently published his memoirs, titled First Draft, which has been reviewed favourably by most journals and newspapers.