Will the BJP, in the run-up to the 2019 general elections, ride on the name of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died after a prolonged illness aged 93?
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a member of parliament for almost half a century. Right from the start, he left an indelible impression on Indian politics through his fine oratory skills.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's passing away marks a sense of loss for all the people of India irrespective of religion, caste, region and language.
With the passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 93, the last of the titans from the Nehruvian era is now history.
The speech on India’s 72nd Independence Day was a reaffirmation of the track record of the government as it readies for general elections next year.
The battle lines for the general elections of 2019 have been clearly drawn with Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlining his strategy in recent interviews to the Times of India and ANI.
It will be fair to say that the Dravidian movement today is far from what Periyar said and did. Tamil Nadu, therefore, can be said to be entering unchartered social and political territory.
A progressive writer, visionary, a social thinker, a philosopher, an educationist - Rabindranath Tagore was a polymath.
Great authors are not those who continue to resonate far beyond their own time and space but who provide a special kinship, a solace in times of personal upheavals.