More About the Author
Short CV: BA (Hon) and MA in economics, St Stephens College Delhi. Indian Foreign Service (1960-95); Ambassador/High Commissioner: Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany (also Consul General, San Francisco, 1986-89); served on the staff of PM Indira Gandhi (1981-82). Professor Emeritus, DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva; Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi; Archives By-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge; Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC; guest faculty, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna; Commonwealth Adviser, Namibia Foreign Ministry, 2000-01. I was a Commonwealth expert at the Botswana Foreign Ministry, 2011.
1. Inside Diplomacy, Manas Publications: New Delhi, 2000; (revised paperback edition August, 2002). [manaspublications.vsnl.com]
2. Managing Corporate Culture: Leveraging Diversity to give India a Global Competitive Edge, (with Karl Ulrich and R.S. Chaudhry), Macmillan India: New Delhi, 2000; (book awarded the First Prize by the Indian Society for Training & Development, New Delhi, Jan. 2001).
3. Bilateral Diplomacy, DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva, 2002. [www.diplomacy.edu]; (South Asian edition, Manas, New Delhi, 2002; Chinese edition: Peking University Press, 2005).
4. The 21st Century Ambassador: Plenipotentiary to Chief Executive DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva, 2004. [www.diplomcy.edu] (South Asian edition: Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2005; Chinese translation published in 2008).
5. Asian Diplomacy: The Foreign Ministries of China, India, Japan, Singapore and Thailand (DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva, 2007; OUP, New Delhi, John Hopkins, Baltimore). [www.diplomacy.edu]
6. Co-editor, Foreign Ministries: Managing Diplomatic Networks and Delivering Value, (DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva, 2007). [www.diplomacy.edu]
7. Diplomacy for the 21st Century: A Practitioner Guide, (Continuum, New York, 2011).
8. Co-editor, Economic Diplomacy: India's Experience, (CUTS, Jaipur, 2011).
9. Co-author: monograph: India's North-East States, the BCIM Forum and Regional Integration, (Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, 2012).
I have also written about 60 articles in academic journals, and in newspapers and other journals, besides some 20 odd book reviews.
I enjoy writing, and have especially enjoyed crafting 30-odd long letters in the past seven years to my two grandchildren, sharing with them ideas and experiences. These are meant to share with them bits of family history as well, and I continue to write about 4 or 5 letters to them each year.
Currently I am working on three book projects, a book on diplomacy to be sent off to the publisher by the middle of 2013, a memoir that is about half written out (but in need of revision), and a completely different work, on Winston Churchill, a product of a term I spent at Churchill College as a Archives By-Fellow, Cambridge in 2004.