The Bits and Pieces – Reminiscences and Reflections of a Novice is a selection of blogs written as off-the-cuff observations on current matters of concern and interest without any claim of scholarly or intellectual dispensation. It is humbly presented on the happy occasion of completion of 50 years of his marriage with Vidya, a gracious lady. This book observes, discusses, and presents prognosis to the myriad issues infesting our country and the society at large.
The author, Ambassador Ramesh Chander, is a retired diplomat. As post retirement activities, he indulges in academic and social pursuits with a sense of paying back to the society in whatever small way possible.
“I first saw Indira Gandhi from a close quarter in her office when the three leaders of the Tripartite Meeting among India, Pakistan and Bangladesh – Swaran Singh, Aziz Ahmed, Kamal Hossain – called on the Prime Minister in April, 1974. I was fully impressed by her demeanor and poise. In the process of my duties, there were several occasions to see her in office and Committee/Conference Rooms and also in the majestic corridors and stairs of her office.”
(From Blog “Remembering Indira Gandhi Again” written on Tuesday, November 19, 2013)