Indian culture is mostly a relationships-driven way-of-life and almost all Indian festivals reflect the same. "Kinship is the spirit of any festivity" holds true for any Indian festival. Raksha Bandhan is one such festival for the celebration of bond of love between brothers and sisters. It is a day when siblings pray for each others' well being and wish for each others' happiness and goodwill.
The BJP UP state unit vice president, Mr Dayashankar Singh faced wrath from all corners, including his very own party, the BJP for allegedly making abusive remarks against Dalit leader and four-time chief minister of UP, Mayawati.
I came to know about the shocking news of Pratyusha Banerjee's suicide from a Facebook status of one of my friends for the first time. However we are taught, by default, not to accept "as true" anything we read on 1st April...right!! So like many I also thought it might be a prank or a scene from any upcoming TV serial. I wished it to be a normal "April Fool" prank. But alas!! It was a joke of course but a serious one by destiny. It was fateful, but true.