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V.S. Dharmakumar

V.S. Dharmakumar is a retired mid-level central government employee. A post-graduate in public administration, he has worked in the personal staffs of Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi during the latter part of the State of Emergency (1966-67) and Morarji (1977-79).

He has also worked as OSD to former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

During his stint with three ministers in the Ministry of External Affairs, he has travelled to over 50 countries.

He was also a lesser-known columnist at the Indian Express, writing regularly and expressing opinions or commentary during the late 2000s. During that period, he wrote many articles for the Tribune, Chandigarh and some other newspapers in India.


American Presidents - A Curious Look at a Unique Cohort

Books by V.S. Dharmakumar

Believe it or not, an American president was arrested for running over a woman with his horse. He was not the only one to be arrested (two more were). George Washington preferred fox hunting with his dogs than going to church. Young Abraham Lincoln fell into a deep ditch and was saved by his dog. And after he was assassinated, his dog `Fido’ also was assassinated. Who was the President who worked as a bartender? And the one who once officially served as an e

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