A famous Chinese proverb goes like this: “The gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials”.
The life of Nirmala Sitharaman, the India Finance Minister, is destined to be shaped by challenges. Getting a seat in the JNU was a challenge for her; finding a good job in Europe, forming a responsible NGO, and getting into politics and life as a Defence Minister…all were her challenges in the past. At present, she is preparing for her next big challenge – to present a flawless budget! Our Cover Story reveals more about this highly respected politician.
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