Karnataka at the Crossroads…

I was travelling to the City Station when the symbolism of this sight hit me. Here were the flags of Karnataka, draped over a traffic light….

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“Well?” the flags seem to say, “Where does Karnataka go from here? Do we get a green light, or do we come to a screeching halt in our development with red? Or do we wait with an amber?…Or, do we develop communist tendencies with a left signal?”

Let’s see where Bangalore, and Karnataka, heads as the century rolls on!

8 Comments so far

  1. Nisho (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 8:21 pm

    Great symbolism and observation :-) I definitely hope it’s a green light!

  2. Ravi (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 10:54 pm

    Does Karnataka and by extension, other states have their own flags? I read somewhere that this is not allowed, as per the constitution.
    This said, I see your point. There seems to be no roadmap for the future … we are just idling along, it seems. Politician’s do not seem intent to really raise the bar on real progress and development for our state. Take the power situation, for one.

  3. Simon Ullagadde (unregistered) on May 11th, 2007 @ 12:09 am

    The only symbolism I see is an obsessive compulsive blogger. Deepa Mohan-avare take a break from blogging :)

  4. SIG (unregistered) on May 11th, 2007 @ 7:30 am

    Great observation. Hope the red and yellow stay on the flag and the government sees the green in the progress that they create.

  5. Kiran (unregistered) on May 11th, 2007 @ 8:28 am

    Well obsessive compulsive blogger, very interesting words.

    Blogs, are one of the most powerful ways to communicate to the people who are sitting in AC rooms, travelling in free AC cars, to really let know of what a Common Man thinks.

    I completely agree with the post and welcome more of it, as this year is marked as Clean City year i guess.

    I personally see the act of advertising like this as an irresponsible act from people who know how to advertise but donot know how to clean the mess, messing for the times to come.

    Hope we (Bengalurians) show people who create Mess to also clean the Mess.


  6. Karthik.B (unregistered) on May 11th, 2007 @ 9:22 am

    Deepa-avare adu Karnataka flag alla Kannada flag aste madam. Indian constitution does not allow any state to have a seperate flag. Any ways a great write up.

  7. silkboard (unregistered) on May 11th, 2007 @ 9:28 am

    Symbolism – well put Deepa.

  8. Just some dude (unregistered) on May 12th, 2007 @ 11:52 am

    Dear Deepa ji, sometimes it is better to go for quality of posts over quantity. Vapid posts like this belong on a personal blog.

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