Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to, Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, at Rajghat in New Delhi-PTI

Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to, Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, at Rajghat in New Delhi-PTI

Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to, Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, at Rajghat in New Delhi-PTI

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.