February 24, 2018

Once a while, early in their career, Indian Foreign Service officers (Indian diplomats) have to do the job of Head of Chancery in the Embassy. This is not a mainline diplomatic job but helps the diplomat hone her/his administrative skills and understand the nuts and bo...

February 16, 2018

Those shifting from warm countries to cold countries do not usually follow the local practices of dealing with the cold. This may make life difficult. But, if you learn to do what the locals do, adapting oneself to a colder climate is easier.

Here are some tips from my...

February 15, 2018

  • Bhagat Singh was a polyglot. He knew French, Swedish and Arabic besides English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. He was an avid reader, too.

  (Photo of Bhagat Singh)

  • The Indian national flag was first designed by Pingali Venkayya at Bezwada in 1921. He used two colo...

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