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In an interview with Diplomacy & Beyond Plus: H.E. Manuel Mbela Bama Ndong (the Republic of Equatorial Guinea)

H.E. Manuel Mbela Bama Ndong

  H.E. Manuel Mbela Bama Ndong of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea shares his vision for the future of India-Equatorial Guinea ties and his rapidly developing country. He also gives a glimpse into what the country has to offer to the world. Excellency, you have been in India for the last 2 years. How has your stay in India been

In an interview with Diplomacy & Beyond Plus: Dr V.S. Elizabeth


V.S. ELIZABETH OF THE NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA sheds some light on the legal provisions for sexual harassment, the misogynist mentality in India, and the obstacles women face in reporting cases of harassment.   1. In India, sexual harassment and violence against women abounds. What are the specific legal remedies/laws available to women regarding cases of sexual harassment at the

In an interview with Diplomacy & Beyond Plus: Jamuna Rangachari (author of children’s books)

Author Jamuna Rangachari

Author Jamuna Rangachari has penned several books for children that aim at inculcating spirituality in them while imparting basic knowledge about religion. Her stories are told in a simple, interesting way to keep children’s interest alive in the subjects that are otherwise too complex for children to grasp.   1. You have curated a value-addition story series called Teaching Stories. Could

In an interview with Diplomacy & Beyond Plus: Sujatha Gidla

Sujatha Gidla pens a cultural classic on casteism

  Winner of the Shakti Book Prize for 2018 for her memoir Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India, Dalit writer Sujatha Gidla has composed a moving and deeply relevant cultural classic on what it means to be of an Untouchable background in modern democratic India and the USA. In an interview she elaborates on her

In an interview with Diplomacy & Beyond Plus H.E. MELBA PRIA (Ambassador of Mexico to India)

Ambassador of Mexico to India

  Her Excellency, you have been in India since 2015. How would you describe your stay in this country? MP: Even before I came here as the Mexican ambassador to India, I have been visiting the country for over 25 years. I like the fact that Indian people are quite similar to Mexicans – they are warm, affectionate and open hearted.

In an interview with Diplomacy and Beyond Plus H.E. DATO’HIDAYAT ABDUL HAMID, High Commissioner of Malaysia


    Q1. Excellency, you have served honourably as Malaysian High Commissioner to India since March 2017. How would you characterize and describe your experience in India so far? Time surely flies when you are in India. It has been one and a half years since I arrived in New Delhi. I have had the opportunity to travel to many different states, but

In an interview with Diplomacy and Beyond Plus H.E. MR SIBI GEORGE, Ambassador of India to Switzerland

Q. Excellency, India and Switzerland are celebrating 70 years of bilateral ties this year. How do you view the relationship between the two countries so far? India and Switzerland have a long standing dynamic partnership.  Switzerland was the first country with which India signed the Treaty of Friendship in 1948.  Our bilateral relationship is underpinned by our common values such as

In an Interview with Diplomacy and Beyond Plus: His Excellency Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Seychelles

Excellency, tell us about your experience visiting India with Seychelles President Hon’ble Danny Faure. Answer:  For both President Danny Faure and myself, this was not our first visit to India but it was the first State Visit of the President. It was an incredible experience as we had the chance to visit not only Delhi for the official program but also

In an Interview with Diplomacy and Beyond Plus: Jorge Juan Castaneda Mendez

Q1. Excellency, tell us about your stay in India so far. By far my year and a half stay in India has been highly pleasant and satisfactory, both in professional and personal terms. Despite the short length of this period, it became the most intensive and dynamic posting in my 48 years of work as a career diplomat. During my time

In an Interview with Diplomacy And Beyond Plus ROMUALDO JOHNAM Mozambican Director-General of INATUR

Mozambique and India enjoy a warm and traditional friendship. Please, express your thoughts on this historical bond. The history behind these two countries is rich and can easily be noticed through our cultural expressions. Mozambicans still preserve the traditions of the past that have been influenced by the Indian culture. I strongly believe that we have the right conditions to work

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