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In an interview with Diplomacy & Beyond Plus: H.E. Mr. Jagdishwar Goburdhun (High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius to India)


The High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius to India, H.E. Mr. Jagdishwar Goburdhun opens up on his experiences in India, highlighting the cultural affinity shared between Mauritius and India. He also elucidates the impact of the solidarity  observed between the two countries during the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in the holy city of Varanasi in January 2019 Excellency, what

In an interview with Diplomacy & Beyond Plus: H.E. Jasem I. Al-Najem (Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to India)

H.E. Jasem I. Al-Najem

The Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to India, H.E. Jasem I. Al-Najem spoke about his vision and key priorities for enhancing the bilateral relationship between India and the State of Kuwait in the coming months. He also highlighted the strong historic bond between the two countries, outlining ways to increase cultural and economic exchange His Excellency, you recently joined

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 so

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. 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 workplace

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. You have curated a value-addition story series called Teaching Stories. Could you

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 and Beyond Plus H.E. DATO’HIDAYAT ABDUL HAMID, High Commissioner of Malaysia


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. SIBI GEORGE, Ambassador of India to Switzerland

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 Hn’ble Danny Faure. 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

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