In the summer of 1987 we took a trip to Switzerland on the suggestion of my eldest brother who was working with GATT, an UN agency. My eldest brother worked for GATT (General Agreement for Trade & Tariff), an UN agency, as consultant to its Director General through the late 1970s to late 1990s. He used to live in Versoix (pronounced Versoa) and go to work in Geneva.
In the World Happiness Report of 2015 of the United Nations on 158 countries, India has slipped from 111th place in 2013 to 117th. This, obviously, means that people in India have become unhappier during the last two years.
There is something unstable in Arvind Kejriwal's persona that makes him behave in the way he mostly does. He has that penchant for 'self-destruct' and, in the process, he betrays the faith reposed in him by hundreds and thousands of common, educated and well-meaning people as also civil society organisations.
Next morning, after breakfast, I happened to come across Narayanan and asked him if I could call on the Director. "Not necessary", he said and added that the Director was out there "under the greenwood tree" and pointed towards the front lawn telling me to walk across.