The present volume by Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan is in two parts. The first part is a collection of six convocation addresses delivered by her during the period between 1983 and 2005 at different Indian universities. She gives sage advice to the out-going students how they can meet the challenges that they will face and make their own contributions in their chosen fields. The second part consists of tributes paid by her on different occasions to a large number of eminent persons--statesmen and educationists, religious leaders, art historians and museologists, and her gurus and colleagues in different disciplines. These pen-portraits vividly bring out the personality of these great people in diverse fields and make for interesting reading.