A widely published author, his last book, Grassroots Innovation: Mind On the Margin Are Not Marginal Minds, received the Best Business Book Award at Tata Lit Live Festival, 2016. He is the founder of Honey Bee Network and edits Honey Bee, a quarterly newsletter on grassroots green innovations. He is a visiting faculty at IIM, Ahmedabad. He was adjudged as one of the fifty most influential people in the field of intellectual property rights around the world in 2003. He has received several national and international honours, including the Padma Shri, Best Researcher award at IIMA, 2015 and Humanistic Management Lifetime Achievement Award by the Humanistic Management Network, 2013.