Hampi would be a highly-appropriate place to deliver his Republic Day 2021 address. It will also be hugely symbolic: that the spirit that Vidyaranya Swami seeded here is still alive, still strong and raring to go. In one stroke, it will also shatter the reckless encroachment by dargahs that have sprouted there overnight, and will perhaps kill the flourishing narcotics economy in its precincts. PM Modi’s 2021 Independence Day address can take place at the immortal Ujjaini, once the Greenwich Meantime of India. Followed by Rajagriha (Rajgir), then by Kalady, Dakshineshwar, Anahilapataka (Anhilwad) in his own state, Amaravati, Dharanagara (Dhar), Badami, Madurai…like I said, the list is endless.