Pandit Ravi Shankar, with George Harrison of the Beatles, whom he heavily influenc-ed, in Los Angeles—AP

Pandit Ravi Shankar, with George Harrison of the Beatles, whom he heavily influenc-ed, in Los Angeles—AP

Pandit Ravi Shankar, with George Harrison of the Beatles, whom he heavily influenc-ed, in Los Angeles—AP

Much as I am tempted to see the fuss over Ved Pratap Vaidik’s posturing as a warning against busybodies and meddlers, wholesale condemnation of what is known as Track Two diplomacy might be unfair.

There is considerable speculation about when the Planning Commission will be reconstituted and who will occupy the largest room in Yojana Bhavan.