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The red face is Zhao Lijian, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman who suggested the virus originated in the US. The white face is providing medical supplies to other countries.
Anybody who succeeds Narendra Modi may have to also enact the king-size performances that the prime minister has set as a template.
Social media has become an indispensable arrow in the quiver of diplomacy. And Twitter has proven to be a soft power tool by providing a direct channel between diplomats and citizens.
Bangladesh ministers have made their displeasure clear. The US and France have raised concerns on Kashmir clampdown and Japan’s Shinzo Abe cancelled a trip.
If Modi government intended the envoys to see the situation in Kashmir ‘first-hand’, it needed to do more than letting the diplomats spend 3-4 hours there.
Pope Francis' historic visit to the UAE and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince building an Abrahamic Family House show the increasing acceptance of religious diplomacy.
No matter how much India yearns for US approval, not being an attention spot in Washington’s radar is a good thing.
India’s calling card abroad is Gandhi and democracy, not PM Modi’s majoritarianism.
President Trump, in a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has threatened to ‘destroy’ Turkey’s economy if the invasion into northern Syria doesn’t stop.
American affection for India stems from the admiration for the national characteristics that India’s current leaders seem committed to reversing.