CONTENTS:- 1. Diplomacy at Large; 2. State Visits: Goodwill Missions; 3. Bilateral Taste of Pudding; 4. Saying it Culturally; 5. First Hand Experience; 6. Journal; 7. In the End It's the World; 8. Diplomatic Space.
Diplomacy is the name of a game of subtle initiatives and responses between sovereign nations. Of late New Delhi has become an arena of proactive diplomacy. It is reflected in the number of missions and the foreign media professionals operating from Indian capital. There are visible but more inconspicuous efforts made by India and the rest of the world in order to reach out to each other. Om Gupta has tried to capture those signals flying all the times in the diplomatic circles. This book is not a structured or chronicled history of contemporary history. But then any history is the subjective statement made with the help of consciously picked up events and players. The present volume may appear to be loosely tied beads of a rosary but when you count them they give the complete big picture that bears testimony to the times which it reflects upon and also outlines the roadmap that was being drawn. It will make an interesting reading for students, journalists and practitioners of diplomacy and also prove to be a useful reference material.