Eleanor Roosevelt, a advocate of civil and gender rights, invested the American First Lady's role with meaning. Jackie Kennedy was her husband's unofficial envoy, including to Asia. Betty Ford is remembered for changing the discourse on addiction. Does Mrs Donald Trump realise that her immediate predecessor, Michelle Obama, is not the only hard act to follow, wonders Kanika Datta. IMAGE: Melania and Donald Trump in New York in September during the presidential campaign.Melania is, inevitably, ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Other countries need not be worried by Trump putting America first, says B S Raghavan.'That is what the imperative duty is of everyone heading his country's government: To put his own country first, and make it great.''That is what Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping, Theresa May, Angela Merkel, Shinzo Abe and all the democratically elected heads of governments, with the interest of their people at heart, are doing.' If US President Donald John Trump's inaugural address, delivered from the steps of the ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Here's the latest from the inauguration day of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Modi tweets wishes to President Trump Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Donald Trump on assuming office as the 45th President of the United States, and extended his best wishes to him in leading USA to "greater achievements" in the coming years. "Strength of the India-USA strategic partnership lies in our shared values and common interests," the Prime Minister said in a series ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago From Lincoln to Obama: A look at inaugurations past Rediff.com, 1 month ago
[USA], Jan. 20 (ANI): The act of choosing an inaugural Bible - or Bibles - by the elected president has become very symbolic in the country. On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced his choices: a Bible his mother gifted him in 1955 when he ...Sify, 4 weeks ago
The Japanese prime minister's visit, to the spot that was bombed 75 years ago, shows that it is possible for former enemies to transcend recriminatory impulses, observes Rajaram Panda. IMAGE: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama at a wreath-laying ceremony aboard the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. All photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters After his attempt to achieve reconciliation with Russia by meeting President Vladimir Putin at his hometown in the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said that moral principles based on secularism are vital for happiness of every individual, irrespective of one's spiritual or religious belief. He was delivering the 97th convocation address of the University of ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
'His popularity is still high; respect for his intellect and integrity is still discernible; but his long night may just be beginning,' says Ambassador B S Prakash.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Barack Obama, a cerebral President, has always been conscious of history, American history in particular. Read some of his many thought-provoking speeches and they are littered with references to Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, Kennedy and even Reagan or Clinton, depending on the context. Some of his ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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