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Clinton and charisma

After a gap of twenty-two years, Bill Clinton came calling in March 2000. Accompanied by daughter Chelsea, Clinton's five-day trip was the longest by a US president.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2010 15:23 IST

Bill Clinton came on a five-day visit to India on March 21 -- he came, he saw and he charmed. No other US President's visit had ever created so much media interest.

Clinton called his visit the "strengthening (of) a friendship that indeed is critical to the future of the entire planet". Prime Minister A B Vajpayee and Clinton issued a joint statement stating their new relationship.

The US President dined at an upscale Delhi restaurant called Bukhara. Till date that the restaurant's best calling card is: Clinton ate here.