Mohan Pandey, a former diplomat, having lived and worked among different peoples and cultures in over a dozen countries during a 35-year career, is now telling stories based on his experiences of war, conflict, coup and disasters. A collection of his published stories is due this year and his travel guides have received good reviews. He believes that all lives end up as collections of stories and the best among them is inspired by the true events. His travels to more than 60 countries, as part of his own self-discovery, have transformed his perspective. The Vedantic philosophical thought has profound influence on his life and on his writing. He lives in US.