Inside the Mind of the Sardar Patel Statue


Inside the Mind of the Sardar Patel Statue

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


loody hell, I thought only minorities and rationalists were supposed to fear for their life and die for possessing beef or riling up the right. But turns out, we statues aren’t safe here either. Even if you don’t own a refrigerator or an opinion, you are no longer safe in this country. What must one do?

Within a week, I have seen the downfall of comrade Lenin, Tamil icon EV Ramasamy, and BJP icon Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Lenin was the first to go in Tripura, and before this, the only Russians we were familiar with were the ones in Goa. This was also when many of us finally realised that Lenin is not the same person as Stalin.