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.
Trump administration has given a timely and important signal that India remains a vital strategic partner in the region.
The non-BJP parties have kept their options open about the prime ministerial candidate till after the elections because the numbers will be a decisive factor in making the choice.
Bharati Ghosh, once hailed as the daughter of CM Mamata Banerjee and now labelled as a carpetbagger by TMC, has got a shot in her arm following revelations by Mumbai Police that a consignment of gold, alleged to have been bought by Ghosh.