This book is dedicated to the memory of Ranjan Acharya, former Senior Corporate Vice President, HRD at Wipro. Being People features Ranjan Acharya and five other HR professionals who, in a young independent India, humanised workplaces with their courage, candour and consistent calling to ethical service. Unfolding these profiles in a life-history like format, the author, Joseph George A, traces their antecedents and defining choices in socio-psychological frames. The other five HR professionals are George Menezes, Aroon Joshi,George Kunnath, Vivek Patwardhan and Dr. Pallab Bandhopadhyay. Being People goes beyond unearthing the journeys these unique achievers have taken since their childhood. In the familial backdrop of Indian society, these accounts speak to the quintessential potential of common citizens who wish to make a mark on human relations at the workplace. An alternate timeline to the history of the profession in India, the book serves students, academics and professionals with rare insights into the distinguishing characteristics of these prolific HR leaders.