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Nirupama Rao

#SareeTwitter: Women Share Graceful Pictures Draped In Nine Yards

Jul 16, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

#SareeTwitter has been one of the top trends since Monday, Outlook too talks about different ways to drape a saree

'Mohali Spirit'

Mar 30, 2011 Media

'It truly is cricket, to use that phrase. Sporting contacts epitomise in many senses the substance, the essence of people-to-people contact: it is about peace, it is about reconciliation, it is about healing wounds'

A Breaker Of Barriers

Tagore’s vision of India and China was founded on the realization that the true depths of the relationship between the two countries are embedded in the cultural interaction of yore between the two countries

Back To Basics

Nov 02, 2010 Nirupama Rao

There has been far too much focus on the transactional aspects of Obama visit. All relationships entail transactions, but sustained, long term partnerships are built on certain basic principles.

The Future Of India-Pakistan Relations

As I see it, it must be predicated on such a win-win situation where everybody has a stake in furthering the cause of peace and good neighbourly relations.

11 July, 2010

Countering China

B. Raman

Even if the foreign secretary's visit to meet the Dalai Lama was not connected with the Chinese decisions announced during Mr Zardari's visit, it is important for India to let China know its indignation

05 July, 2010

'Outsiders Come And Go'

Nirupama Rao

The foreign secretary invokes Afghanistan, Pakistan, and " our interlocutors" while reassuring Iran about its prominent place in India's "Look West" policy: ' We are of the region and will belong here forever'

22 June, 2010

'Need For Credible Action'


The foreign secretary on the eve of her visit to Pakistan and the PM's visit to Canada for G20 Summit on what India expects Pakistan to do, and other topical questions

14 June, 2010

' We Must Seek Creative Solutions'

Nirupama Rao

' There is a trust deficit. Some also refer to a vision deficit, especially since India has over the years sought to spell out a broader vision of our relationship while a similar definition has not been easy for Pakistan to enunciate'

11 April, 2010

'President Obama Fully Understood Our Concerns'


The foreign secretary says the US says it is engaging Pakistan on LeT and other terrorist groups in Af-Pak and is sensitive to Indian concerns about security assistance to Pakistan.

17 March, 2010

Two Democracies

Nirupama Rao

"There is no quick solution to the Af-Pak situation. It is important for the international community, in its own interest, to stay the present course for as long as it is necessary"

25 February, 2010

'Terrorism Cannot Advance Any Cause'


'We went into today’s talks with an open mind, but fully conscious of the limitations imposed by the large trust deficit between the two countries'

22 February, 2010

'Dismantle The Infrastructure Of Terrorism'

Nirupama Rao

'Calls of jihad, hostility and aggression continue to be made openly against India...Distinctions between Taliban, Al Qaeda and terrorist outfits such as LeT are now meaningless..'

20 November, 2009

'Reason To Be Satisfied'


The foreign secretary says "the United States fully understands the depth of our concerns on the issue of terrorism directed against us from across our borders" and has "worked very closely with us in the wake of the 26/11 attacks"

05 November, 2009

Cooperation Or Conflict?

Nirupama Rao

'The relationship we have with China is complex but growingly variegated in texture and substance... outstanding issues in our relationship with China will take time to be resolved'

13 February, 2007

'ASAT Not Directed Against Any Country'


China reassures India on its recent ASAT tests, as the two countries establish a hotline between foreign ministers and agree to consulates at Guangzhou and Kolkata before the year-end.

01 October, 2002

'Replete With Falsehood'

The MEA spokesperson on the Akshardham attack and Pakistani charges, and on the visit of Christina Rocca. September 27, 2002.

01 October, 2002

'Gujarat Was An Unadulterated Act Of Terrorism'

The MEA spokesperson on the visiting EU team, Musharraf and his comments on Gujarat, IMF loan to Pakistan and Abu Salem deportation. September 30, 2002.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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