While browsing through Google, it was nearly understandable that no English medium news source published what was carried by ABP Live lately. The Russian foreign minister’s visit has been undertaken by all the important sources, but umbrella uneasiness has been reported by only one news newspaper. It seemed important to this publication, so it carried out eminently.
However, the English media dwelt on political issues as 1 May approaches near (the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan).
As the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov reached Islamabad the day before yesterday, his counterpart was present at the airport to welcome him. This was within the protocol practice, but what ABP Live closely scrutinised was the picture snapped on the airport. Lavrov was seen holding his greyish black umbrella while Qureshi was helped by his orderly, as shown in the picture.
Was it an example of gritty realism or dirty realism? Whatever it may be, it is neither a decision to focus on realistic aspects nor does it depict more mundane aspects of ordinary life in spare, unadorned language. Here the maxim — “When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt” — needs to be mentioned.
If Sergey carried his umbrella, it might have been his personal device meant for shade and protection, so he did not detach himself from the particular umbrella.
About 2 years ago, American President Donald Trump scaling the steps, tossed his personal umbrella on the scant space of the staircase before entering the plane cabin. At that time, the umbrella remained in the glare of the news describing his dramatic inefficiency in closing the umbrella.
(रूस के विदेश मंत्री सर्गेई लावरोव दो दिवसीय यात्रा पर मंगलवार को भारत से सीधे पाकिस्तान पहुंचे. उनका स्वागत करने के लिए खुद पाकिस्तान के विदेश मंत्री शाह महमूद कुरैशी आए. लेकिन, इस्लामाबाद की एक तस्वीर में रूसी विदेश मंत्री खुद अपना छाता हाथ में लिए नजर आ रहे हैं जबकि पाकिस्तान के विदेश मंत्री शाह महमूद कुरैशी का छाता अर्दली थामे हुए हैं. इस तस्वीर के सामने आने के बाद शाह महमूद कुरैशी की खूब किरकिरी हो रही है. गौरतलब है कि रूस के विदेश मंत्री सर्गेई लावरोज आज ही भारत दौरा संपन्न कर पाकिस्तान पहुंचे हैं).