Lotus in the Muddy Pool- Understanding the Law on National Symbols in India

[Picture Credits- The Print] The Central government recently announced that the new Indian passports shall have a lotus symbol printed on them, as part of enhanced security features to identify fake passports. Interestingly, ‘lotus’ is also the election symbol of the Bharatiya Janta Party (“BJP”) which is the political party at power in the Centre …

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Bird in a Golden Cage- By Choice?

Sarojini Naidu the former governor of the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh, on being asked about her position as the Governor had once remarked that it is a like being a ‘bird in a golden cage’. The remarks were in light of the mere ‘titular’ nature of the position as it commonly believed that the …

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