Mumbai is no stranger to terrorist attacks and has taken many bomb blasts in its stride. But what happened on November 26, 2008, has changed the city – and the country – in many fundamental ways.
By coming to Mumbai first, President Obama has ushered in a new phase in bilateral relations. Mumbai and all it represents is now firmly a part of Indian foreign policy. This is a game changer for the future, and is arguably the most significant outcome of the Barack Obama visit.
US President Barack Obama will visit India fresh after the US mid-term elections, where his party is expected to do poorly. But the India visit will be full of warmth and bonhomie, it will also throw up some thorny issues, such as cross-border terrorism from Pakistan and the outsourcing imbroglio
Though a permanent seat at the Norwegian Room is still an aspiration; for now, India can celebrate making it to the UNSC non-permanent members club
After winning a decades-long war in 2009, President Mahinda Rajpakse leveraged his popularity to assume greater powers for himself by amending the Constitution, making him virtually leader-for-life. Could this lead to one-party rule? And what will this mean for Sri Lanka and its Tamil minority?