Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal reminisces her 16 glorious years with Sushma Swaraj.
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A woman who smashed political patriarchy: Sushma Swaraj blazed through politics with humour, empathy and loyalty
‘A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else,’ goes a famous adage. Well, Sushma Swaraj, by all means, was the stronger one.
Breaking gender bars, Sushma Swaraj became an inspiration across party lines. I followed her public speaking when I became a spokesperson myself, and I learnt so much from her.
Sushma Jacket and Sari: Sushma Swaraj turned the everyday sari into a working woman's smart, structured attire
She was also the only woman politician to break a male hold over the jacket, Nehru or Modi, depending on your politics, and make it entirely her own.
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Sushma Swaraj was an extraordinary orator, a seasoned politician and a staunch ideologue. She was also a nationalist, till the very last.
Arun Jaitley has been a key political support for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Although poor health made him step out of govt formation, speculation is rife over the informal role he could play.
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Yes, Minister: The NDA has a true asset in Sushma Swaraj, external affairs minister. If it returns, it must retain her
As multiple explosions rocked Sri Lanka, Sushma Swaraj offered help, information and reassurance to Indian citizens. This is only one instance of Sushma rising to the occasion and coming to the aid of fellow Indians.
Swaraj has carried to the world New Delhi’s message of peace, with a firm warning that a violation of India’s borders will not be tolerated. In delivering a tough message with grace, the minister has impressed again
Musings from afar | 5-minute read