Rishikesh is a poet, ecocritic, researcher and a traveller. He is the President of FSLE-India and the Joint Secretary of ASLE-India (North Zone). Professionally he is a trained Counselor based in New Delhi. He pursued his research from Delhi University and also served there as a Guest faculty. He is a Polyglot and Translator too. His research articles and poems have been published in various International and National Journals such as The Diffirent Truths (An Anthology), The University News, Muse India, The Criterion, The Literary Voyage, Writers, Editors and Critics, Galaxy, Research Scholar and many more. He presented his poems in the SAARC Literary Festival 2010 and in various literary festivals in different countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. He is the recipient of the ‘Best Writer Award’ for his story ‘Hasrat’ in 2003 in Allahabad. In 2012 he did a project work in Malaysia which was dedicated to the Gender and Human rights issues of the Tibetan and Bhutanese women and travelled to various countries. He has been an integral part of IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) and directed a play and a mime for ZCA Academy of Zee Network, Allahabad. He facilitates the academia with his innovative teaching skill especially in the field of applied literature amalgamating Literature, Human Rights, Gender issues and Psychology together. Recently he initiated in the field of Neuroecoaesthetics, Ecosurrogacy, Bibliotherapy and Ecocriticism through the movement what he calls the LEGH Movement (Literature, Environment, Gender and Human Rights).