a spectacle and a striking personality with a history of envisioning and pursuing fresh ideas, strived towards bringing innovative ideas into the Government machinery and delivery of foreign policy. After graduating from the University of Delhi, she took sabbaticals in many prestigious US Universities and Indian think tanks and later served in diverse and interesting countries. Skilled in forecasting, public speaking, management, writing, and leadership, she lives life to express rather than just to impress. Former ambassador to Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the Holy See, she scaled great heights. Dedicating herself to promoting a scientific spirit and making India a Science State, she started a new initiative, a new Do Tank SITARA - a Science, Indigenous Technology, and Advanced Research Accelerator in India.