Former US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley offered a hearty endorsement of President Donald Trump on the opening day of the virtual Republican convention on Monday. This also sets up the stage for her own possible run for high office in 2024 in a scenario that evoked a potential clash in American politics between two women of Indian heritage. The address put Haley in the spotlight to counter the Democratic nomination of California Senator Kamala Harris for the vice-presidency. In a speech which is widely seen as a build-up to a 2024 Presidential bid, she said, “This is personal for me. I am the proud daughter of Indian immigrants. They came to America and settled in a small southern town. My father wore a turban. My mother wore a sari. I was a brown girl in a black and white world.” Making her case in a sedate and stately manner, Haley said, “We faced discrimination and hardship. But my parents never gave in to grievance and hate. My mom built a successful business. My dad taught 30 years at a historically black college. And the people of South Carolina chose me as their first minority and first female governor.