Sharad B. Nalawade is a best selling author of "The Speed of Time" and recently "Physics for Backbenchers". Both these books belong to the popular science category. Sharad is regarded as Y. Perelman of physics writing in India. Sharad speaks at many international forums on the subject of science and physics for laymen. His desire is to bring hard concepts of science to the common man. He also advises on radical changes needed in today's formal education system. Sharad is a BSc in Physics and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications from Karnataka University, India. Sharad has worked in several reputed IT companies and travelled to over 25 countries consulting with Fortune 500 customers. Sharad is married with Shashikala and has two children - a son, Akarsh a daughter Yashaswi, He can reached on