NEW DELHI: No diplomat can ignore the call of duty, which is why it is de rigueur for Asean diplomats to don colourful batik shirts if Indonesia is hosting an event; or for others to wear the Arab headdress if the host happens to be from the Arab world...Read More
Professional newshound, have navigated through typewriters, computers and mobile phones during my over three-decade-long career working in some of India's finest newsrooms (The Times of India, Financial Express). Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan are my focus, also Sri Lanka (when boss permits). Age and arthritis (that's a joke) have not dimmed the thrill of chasing a story. Loves music, animals and pasta.