Friday, July 29, 2022

Ambassador Bal Anand (1943-2022)

It is with great sorrow the family shares the sad news of the passing of Ambassador Bal Anand, who left for his heavely abode on Friday 29 July 2022.

For more details please see Memorial Page

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

In the Noble Name of My Father

Following is a message from me on the 44th Anniversary of the passing of Pita-ji.

In Punjabi:

ਪੂਜਨੀਕ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਪਿਤਾਜੀ ਕੇ ਨੇਕ ਨਾਮ  

In English:

In the Noble Name of my Father

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Friday, January 07, 2022

Meri Jivan Yatra, Smriti di Saraswati

Available in Amazon at

I present here my latest book, my autobiography, in Punjabi language

ਮੇਰੀ ਜੀਵਨ ਯਾਤਰਾ: ਸਮ੍ਰਿਤੀ ਦੀ ਸਰਸਵਤੀ

Meri Jivan Yatra: Smriti di Saraswati

Pilgrimage of My Life: A River of Reminiscences

Described in Amazon as

'Meri Jivan Yatra: Smriti di Sraswati - Pilgrimage of My Life: A River of Reminiscences'; 436 Pages and 24 pages of 96 rare photos.

This extraordinary narration, in Punjabi, by Ambassador Bal Anand (Born 1943) chronicles his marathon journey from a small village school to nine different capitals across the continents to represent India in 14 countries.

This amazing tale of many an unexpected twists in author's life has been told in a gently flowing poetic prose - with ripples of humor here and there. The reader is diligently taken along to travel to various interesting places and meet many talented people and also the eminent global personalities. Author also shares with the reader his trips to famous institutions, monuments and wonderful beauties of nature in the far off locations. The author has dwelt at length on the historic background of his family of saints and classical scholars and has paid rich tributes to his inspirational teachers. He has also referred to the his pleasant personal encounters with many famous personalities in politics, literature, arts, sports, etc.

This autobiography - the first ever in Punjabi by an Indian Foreign Service Ambassador - is lit up on each page with anecdotes and notes of hope and cheer. The book is indeed a must read for all the Punjabi knowing persons for an enlightened overview of the cross currents of developments in India during the 75 years of Independence and even beyond.

Video Trailer of Author's Introduction to his Book

Youtube link:

Please note: The complete video is still in post-production, and will be posted here shortly.

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