Guests:                                                                                                 Show #32
  • Dr. Kiran Bedi                                       Nov. '10
Legendary Police Officer & Activist
India Vision Foundation
Navjyoti India Foundation
  • Anu Peshawaria
Legal Adviser to the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C.
Seva Legal Aid

Dr. Kiran Bedi, Ph.D, is India’s first and highest ranking (retired in
2007) woman officer who joined the Indian Police Service in 1972. Her
experience and expertise include more than 35 years of tough,
innovative and welfare policing, and prison reforms.

She has worked with the United Nations as the Police Advisor to the
Secretary General, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. She
has represented India at the United Nations, and in International  forums
on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms and women’
s issues.

See iInformation about her latest  initiative on police reforms at www.,

Recipient of the prestigious
Ramon Magsaysay Award (also called the
Asian Nobel Prize), and several other decorations, Dr. Bedi is an author
of several books, anchors radio and television shows and is a columnist
with leading newspapers and magazines. She is a sought after speaker
on  social, professional and leadership issues.

She is the founder of two
NGOs, Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation,
which  reach out to over 10,000 beneficiaries daily, in the areas of  drug
abuse treatment, schooling for children of prisoners, in addition to  
education, training, counseling, and health care to the urban and rural

An online survey to identity the 100 most trusted Indians - by Reader's
Digest , Dr. Bedi is ranked 3rd
most trusted Indian in the country.

In polls conducted  by the "The Week "( 2002) Kiran Bedi was voted as
most admired woman in the country, 5th most admired Indian  and
one of the 15 Indian Icons of 2006.

A non fiction feature film on Dr Kiran bedi's life entitled Yes, Madam Sir
has been produced by Australian film maker, Megan Doneman. This film
is being screened in film festivals around the world.The documentary
has made a clean sweep of the award categories---“Best Documentary”  
with a cash award of $100,000, the biggest prize for a documentary for
any film festival in the US and the Social Justice Award with $2500.00 at
Santa Barbara International Film Festival. ‘Yes Madam Sir’ got a
unanimous vote from the jury.
For more information visit

Dr. Bedi has been a National, and an Asian Tennis Champion
Anu Peshawaria has been a National Tennis Champion, and a Wimbledon

Join the Fan-Page for Kiran Bedi on Facebook: Kiran Bedi - The Woman
of Substance
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