Statue of Unity: Can We Finally Agree That We Love Statues?

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Statue of Unity: Can We Finally Agree That We Love Statues?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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loody hell! I was 5 feet 5 inches in real life but it feels spectacular to be 597 feet! I can do literally what Rahul Eshwar does metaphorically, look down upon the entire country. I wanted to invite the Statue of Liberty to my birthday party but Americans have been rejecting a lot of invitations lately. Like everything in India, my birth as a statue has also become a political debate.

Should I be worried about myself? I’m supposed to be the Statue of Unity, but at this point, unity is about as far-fetched an idea as acche din. I am supposed to be big and inspiring at 182 metres, but if you want to know the truth, beneath all this outward grandeur, I’m actually confused as hell.

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