Kochery C Shibu graduated from the National Defence Academy in 1981. He served in the Indian navy and commanded two warships. Since retirement in 2005 he has been working with the hydro electric power sector. He has executed Hydro projects in the Cauvery river basin in the South of India, the Beas River basin in Himachal Pradesh and the Teesta River basin in Sikkim.
He holds a post graduate degree in Defence Studies from Madras University, and MA in English literature from Pune University.
Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is his debut novel. The technical content of the novel, namely the setting up of a hydro-project is drawn from his experience in these projects since 2005, as are many of the characters inspired from those whom he encountered on site.
Kochery C Shibu was born in Kochi and now lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter.
In a project site in the remote Himalayas where superstitions and religious beliefs are as important as the engineering Nanda, Khusru and Rekha come together through a series of twists and turns in their lives..Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is about the aspirations of people with their cares and worries woven to the site life. Each has a story to tell and a dream to realise.