Anasua Mukherjee Das is an independent researcher, policy analyst, commentator, and book critique. She is presently coordinating the BRICSLICS - BRICS Innovation Network. She has been engaged in capacity building, awareness raising and advocacy for open research data, and open access to knowledge. She has more than ten years of program and projects management experience as a senior program specialist in international organizations such as the American Center, UNESCO, Emerald Group Publishing, Greenpeace Society, and Project Concern International. She maintains a scholarly blog http://BRICSLICS.blogspot.in and Twitter @BRICSLICS. She is an avid reader and loves reading contemporary literature, non-fictions and coffee-table books.