The Republic Day Tableau You’ll Never See

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The 68th Republic Day will be celebrated on 26 January 2017. Just like every year, the world will witness the extravaganza of India’s military might and cultural diversity. What they won’t see is what’s actually happening in the country today – the trouble people had to go through because of demonetisation, the restrictions on the free flow of ideas, and how it has become imperative to outwardly prove one’s patriotism.

So here comes The Quint’s tableau of unseen India. All we want to say is ‘Bura Naa Mano, Republic Day Hai’


The beautiful image of distressed people lining up outside ATMs.

(Illustration: Susnata Paul/The Quint)

A place where ‘Gaumata’ has suddenly become more important than one’s own mother.

(Illustration: Susnata Paul/The Quint)

The tableau shows how the clothes girls wear are the real reason for they get molested.

(Illustration: Susnata Paul/The Quint)

The country has banned Pakistani actors and free speech can be curbed.

(Illustration: Susnata Paul/The Quint)

The tableau showcases the immense power of Censor Board, which has been chopping films like a butcher.

(Illustration: Susnata Paul/The Quint)

The immense power of India’s National Anthem, we can now easily identify an 'anti-national’ in a crowd.

(Illustration: Susnata Paul/The Quint)

Illustrations & Animation: Susnata Paul

Script: Tridip K Mandal / Puneet Bhatia

Multimedia Producer: Puneet Bhatia

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