Thursday, December 23, 2010


I’ve had a wonderful time since I arrived in Hyderabad to work as the U.S. Consul General.  Every day I meet interesting people from all walks of life—living proof of India’s diversity.  I’ve been welcomed warmly in so many special ways and always look forward to visiting sites in the Twin City region or outside to Vishakapatnam, Medchal or Devarapalli. 

 In the New Year I’m excited that I will have the opportunity to travel to Orissa, which is now part of the Consulate General in Hyderabad’s consular district.

I’ve decided that writing a blog will enable me to reach out to many more individuals.  It will also give me an opportunity to share my life as an American diplomat.  I’d like to tell you about my work and that of the Consulate.  Most of all, I’d like to strengthen the relationship between Americans and Indians by sharing ideas and seeking solutions together.

'A Diplomat in the Deccan' is my blog for you.  Feel free to respond if you have thoughts or ideas about the U.S.-India “Indispensible Relationship,”  or on any other topics.


  1. Madam CG ...Great to see you blogging.... hope you will have a pleasant time ( both the stay in Hyderabad and also the blog) .... Kaali Sudheer

  2. I welcome your openness as a consul (if the blog is an indication).
    But seems like the Indian bug has caught up to even the diligent and systematic Americans.
    What with losing applications or unnecessarily delaying applications with serious impact on actual people's lives.
    While I have an interest in a specific application, I am not stupid to bother or interest or try-to-influence you with a specific case - this is a more general comment.
    It is easy to forget the actual people behind some serious applications and handle them with a disdain and carelessness - which would not be shown by the same consular person/employee in am American setting.
    I know what I am saying as a 40 year old who lived the first 20 in India and 20 in US.