Inside Manohar Parrikar’s Goa9 min read . Updated: 20 Sep 2018, 11:40 AM IST
As India's smallest state tackles political uncertainty, a look at the fading legacy of the BJP's original can-do visionary
Panjim: The first time I set eyes on Manohar Parrikar, he was standing in the middle of the road and directing traffic. It was the opening night of the 2004 International Film Festival of India (IFFI), and the everyday bucolic atmosphere of Goa’s capital city of Panjim had succumbed to mass hysteria. Star-struck crowds pressed in from all directions to the Kala Academy arts complex on the Mandovi riverfront. The pavements were sardine-packed frenzy, and the roads paralyzed to standstill.
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