Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs visiting U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama upon their arrival at Air Force station Palam, in New Delhi, Jan. 25. (Kamal Kishore | PTI)
For the first time ever, a U.S. President and First Lady were chief guests at a Republic Day Parade in India. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama graced India’s 66th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi last month.
For the first time ever, a U.S. President and First Lady were chief guests at a Republic Day Parade in India. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama graced India’s 66th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi last month. This was President Obama’s second visit, accompanied by a troupe of high ranking administrators, lawmakers and businessmen, as both President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi collaborated to expand bilateral ties in ways never before imagined. In true Indian tradition of “Atithi Devo Bhava” (treat guests as God), President Obama and First Lady Michelle received the warmest of Indian graciousness and hospitality during their three-day visit, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.
With campaigning for Delhi Assembly elections in full swing, all three major parties have their guns loaded and pointed at each other, taking every opportunity to smear the opponent while intensely denying any wrongdoing on their own end. Election rallies are increasingly becoming more defamatory. We look at what each of the major parties has to say as part of their election pitch to the voters in Delhi.
Aziz Memon is a man who makes things move positively in his country of origin. Out of his many introductions, he is also a Rotarian and within that role, the chairman of Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee of Rotary International. Aziz was recently in Seattle where he had the opportunity to meet Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates whose Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently amongst the most influential on our planet focusing on humanitarian causes including the fight against disease.
One of these diseases which Bill recently talked about on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, was a quest to eradicate Polio, a disease which strangely still lingers on in three countries, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan even though a cure is readily available.
Aziz traveled through San Francisco on this trip. Ras Siddiqui presents an interview with Aziz Memon.
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