Being different is not a characteristic you expect in a profession such as foreign service. Diplomacy by nature involves being careful in what you do and say. But Anil Wadhwa, the Indian ambassador to Thailand, says he’s happy to stand out from the crowd.
In the nine months since he was posted to Thailand, he has shown how he makes a difference by holding open forums. In the second week of every month he invites anyone who has a grievance or wants answers from the embassy’s decision-makers to come and air their views.
“This is something that I tried in Oman and it was very successful there, so I wanted to replicate it in Thailand as well,” says Mr Wadhwa.
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