Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Godrej Group—Rajesh Jadhav

Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Godrej Group—Rajesh Jadhav

Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Godrej Group—Rajesh Jadhav

International

Wandering about the near empty streets of a somnolent Lisbon on Sunday it seemed incredible that for years I was expressly forbidden to visit the Portuguese capital. Not me alone. No Indian could.

This is the first time that an election result in a Northeast state has got so much attention in the so-called national media.