With the ever changing geo-political landscape, increasing globalisation coupled with securing the interests of the growing Indian diaspora, Sushma Swaraj has proved to a responsive leader at the helm of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Special privileges that have become so ubiquitous range from substantive to the frivolous. Politicians and bureaucrats do not have to stand in line for anything, live in heritage buildings, move around in cars with red beacons.
Until a few months ago, the word "politician" was often accompanied with expletives denoting utter derogation. Only the statesmen of yore and a handful of contemporary politicians derived reverence from the public. The "AAP effect" has changed that perception.