Bharat Shakti: The Pondy Lit Fest shined bright as a platform for promotion of free speech.
Florida based physician, philosopher and poet Pariksith Singh M.D. was one of the notable speakers present at the inaugural session for the First Pondy Lit Fest along with Bibek Debroy, Vivek Agnihotri and other stalwarts.
The inaugural was a wonderful occasion that commemorated the loss of one India’s greatest leader, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the victims of the floods in Kerala. Despite the sorrow of the losses, the event was an invocation of India’s ancient spirit made modern and the confluence of different forms of literature in the auspicious Pondicherry.
Dr. Pariksith Singh recited Shri Vajpayee’s poem "मौत से ठन गई" and also recited a poem he wrote to commemorate the late prime minister.