September 9, the day before the G20 summit formally began, and I had a bad toothache.
The massive briefing room on the second floor of Bharat Mandapam, or the International Media Centre at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, was packed to the rafters for a “pre-summit briefing” by Indian officials.
As journalists from around the world jostled for a vantage point to listen to G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant, Chief Coordinator Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ajay Seth hold forth on the summit.
As Shringla urged journalists to visit the Digital India Experience Zone at the centre and check out the India Stack, “under which we have arranged to deliver development to the grassroots levels in India,” I wondered where I could find a strong painkiller or a doctor who could prescribe one....Read More
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