Syed Akbaruddin has done it. India’s permanent mission to the United Nations in New York has been catching the attention of the global media since his appointment as head of the mission a year ago. While it got the UN building illuminated with yoga postures to celebrate International Yoga Day, the building was illuminated to celebrate Diwali on Sunday. It has now come up with an e-book giving details of the happenings in October. What is interesting is that it showcases all the junior diplomats making their statements and participating in the UN debates, and not just the head of the mission. This is called teamwork, and many officers could benefit by involving their junior colleagues in the complex and arduous task of building India.