I was stunned and uncertain. This was an uncertainty caused by not knowing what shocked me more: the request of writing one for someone whose ideas and deeds I find sickening, or with the term itself – as one does not, generally, talk badly of someone who has already gone.
He has done it on his blog, predicting the ascent to power of a non-Congress-non-NDA alliance in the 2014 polls, and invited the wrath of the ever-vitriolic Bal Thackeray. As if calling him a 'losing' general was not enough, Thackeray rubbed salt onto his wounds by offering his 'learned' counsel to clear Advani's doubts and boost his morale. Think of the gravity of a Hindutva minnow teaching its chief architect. One can feel the pain this insult must have caused Advani.