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‘Howdy, Modi!’: Trump Hails Indian PM At ‘Historic’ Texas Rally

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the President of United States of America Donald Trump at a rally in Houston on September 22, 2019. Photo/PIB

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged warm words of friendship in Texas at a rare mass rally for a foreign leader. Around 50,000 people gathered for what Mr Trump called a “profoundly historic event” on Sunday in Houston. The “Howdy, Modi!” event was billed as one of the largest ever receptions of a foreign leader in the US.

Read Here – BBC

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Diaspora Diplomacy Is Double-Edged

While India welcomes the opportunity to serenade the American president in front of the diaspora, Delhi should be careful about not crossing some red lines. China, for example, is getting into trouble in many countries for turning its relationship with the diaspora into an active intervention in the domestic politics of the host nation. Given the current polarisation of US domestic politics and the profound hostility towards Trump among the Democrats, Delhi has to be careful not to be seen as tilting in favour of one side.

Read Here – The Indian Express

The New Saudi Diaspora

This new, outspoken Saudi diaspora poses several problems for the kingdom. For one, Saudi Arabia spends millions of dollars on scholarships in order to lessen its dependency on foreign labor; it cannot then afford to lose its highly educated young citizens to exile abroad. The diaspora is also creating an image issue.

Trump Is Scaring Indian Americans Into Finding Their Political Voice

Especially with the recent violent attacks against a Sikh man in Washington, an Indian immigrant in South Carolina, and two Indian engineers in Kansas, Indian Americans have found themselves jolted out of this comfortable liminal space.

Read Here – The Atlantic

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