15 May

Beacon of hope, repression, efficiency….

Red beacons
The reason for the recent notoriety of the beacons is the decision of the Union Cabinet on 19 April 2017 to remove all beacons. Working fast, the draft Rules were issued the very next day. It was another measure to remove symbols of the so-called VIP culture in India. In the recent past certain State Governments have also issued similar notifications. Most notably Punjab, which is infamous for the overuse and misuse of the beacon policy. It can be argued that this decision of uprooting the whole [Read more ...]
15 May

Beacon of hope, repression, efficiency….

Red beacons
Beacons have always been an envious bone of contention. The beacon may be many things to many people - a status symbol, a token of having 'arrived', a relic of colonialism. What people don't like about it, they project those feelings onto the beacon. It is a beacon of desire - every one would want to sit in a car with beacon, and just live the experience for once, if possible. It is a beacon of aspiration - most mothers would aspire for their children to have the beacon one day. Of hatred - one hates [Read more ...]