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  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi and Full Circle celebrate ‘Delhi’s Diplomatic Domains’

    Published on April 8, 2014

    New Delhi : In its constant endeavor to provide unique and meaningful experiences to its patrons, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi in association with Full Circle Shivani Wazir Pasrich with guests at The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhicelebrated the book –Delhi’s Diplomatic Domains authored by Gladys Abankwa-Meier-Klodt over a cocktail evening.

    The occasion was graced by Mr. Lalit Mansingh, former Indian diplomat as the guest of honour to a power-packed audience of Ambassadors from over 60 countries. The occasion saw the presence of prominent guests like celebrated author Vikram Seth, Shivani Wazir Pasrich, Bhaichand Patel amongst others renowned guests and diplomats.

    Delhi’s Diplomatic Domains offers, for the first time, a glimpse beyond the gates of over 40 of New Delhi’s purpose-built and heritage property foreign missions through archival material, anecdotal accounts, exhibits & artifacts and is enriched with beautiful photographs by Lalit Verma.

    The evening witnessed a panel discussion with renowned architect Anupam Bansal; Professor KT Ravindran, Head of Urban Design at the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi; Ram Rehman, photojournalist, artist, curator, designer and activist; Mr. Lalit Mansingh and Gladys Abankwa-Meier-Klodt.

    Speaking on the occasion, Satyajeet Krishnan, General Manager, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi said, “The Taj Mahal Hotel is delighted to be associated with Full Circle to celebrate ‘Delhi’s Diplomatic Domains.’ It is a first of its kind book that gives you a glimpse of the rich and diverse structures of the various embassies and chanceries of New Delhi, presented through archival material and anecdotal accounts. To mark the occasion and make it more meaningful for our guests, we are honored to exhibit rare photographs, maps and other artifacts that find a mention in the book.”

    Adding to the significance of the book celebration, The Taj Mahal Hotel magnificently displayed archival material and artifacts from the Embassies of Brazil, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Venezuela that are exquisitely captured in the book.

    During her visit to India as the spouse of a diplomat Gladys Abankwa-Meier-Klodt was captivated by the rich diversity and architectural styles that the various chanceries symbolized. “Ambassadors and their spouses graciously opened their homes to my prying eyes and offered their much-sought-after time to act as personal guides, answer my many questions, and seek out historical and recent documents,” Gladys Abankwa-Meier-Klodt said.