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Indian Republic Day Parade - Colonial Relic, Limp Salutes, Vignettes

By Rakesh AhujaA surreal visual experience watching the 72nd Indian Republic Day unfolding on the split-screen on 26 January. On the left, the Parade on Rajpath; solemnly celebratory. Oxymoronic, I know, but true. On the right, the anarchic scenes as the so-called "farmers", most clearly not the humble 'Kisan',  invading thee Red Fort. The contradiction that is Indian society day afte...