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Apsow Akshay Mathur

  1. 1. Do you have a flag!?* AkshayMathur akshay.mathur@hotmail.com akshay.quantum@gmail.com *Eddie Izzard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTduy7Qkvk8&feature=related)
  2. 2. Mera Bharat Mahan (My India Greatest) One of the oldest civilizations in the world, dating back to 1300BC Home to more than 200 languages and varied cultures – Founder of many religions and philosophies One of the most diverse geographies across the world – From plains to mountains, from deserts to snow Diversity (and its celebration) is the soul of India
  3. 3. Anektameinekta (Unity in diversity) External influences in India therefore are Diversity tends to lead to isolation and For more than 400 years, India was imbibed and ‘hybridized’ with the existing marginalization - Unity in the face of diversity ruled by the Mughals followed by a long to create a stronger hybrid resultant culture is the bedrock of the Indian sub continent rule by the British RudraVeena (Acoustic instrument from Southern India) Sitar (Acoustic instrument from Northern India) Oscar winning musician, Pt. Vishva Mohan Bhatt. Creator of the Mohan Veena
  4. 4. Hum sabekhain (We are all one) Hybridization of cultures and influences ensures a level playing field for all Equality for all is the great Indian dream which we continue to chase…. …in hopes of being prosperous and ‘happy’
  5. 5. ‘Tiranga’ (The Indian tricolour) Our current flag Saffron Stands for dedication to work which leads to prosperity White Stands for the path to truth and peace The ‘Chakra’ stands for justice and virtue (Also connotes movement and the karmic cycle) Green Stands for the earth and our rootedness in it (Being an agrarian nation)
  6. 6. Our new flag The old Indian flag was adopted in 1947 to represent India’s independence from British rule Though India's essence remains the same, our expression has changed significantly  Economically, Culturally and even Politically Our new flag represents values of ‘Bharat’ (Traditional India) and merges it with a unique and modern expression A leap from the existing flag rather than recreating its identity from scratch
  7. 7. Progress and prosperity are an integral part of our DNA – Bharatsutra The sky represents our upwards trajectory and our yearning to go beyond (India connect) The earth represents our rootedness and ‘quiet ambition’; being sons of the soil, keeping one eye on the ground while the other on the skies is a future forward philosophy Seamlessness between the earth and the sky represents the coming together of polarities to create unity The hugging pigeons represent brotherhood and positivity…all of us might have different markings, but at the end of the day all of us are Indian and proud to be so Brightness in the flag connotes positivity and happiness nSabsaathchalo, soorajkepaarchalo (Lets move forward as one, beyond the moon, stars and the sun)
  8. 8. Jai Hind (Salutations…India)
  9. 9. Image credits http://z.about.com/d/geography/1/0/n/J/india.jpg http://shettydeepak.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/slumdog-millionaire.jpg www.hansib-books.com http://www.fotosearch.com/bthumb/CSP/CSP026/k0267252.jpg http://www.amc.org.uk/tours/2005/images/vishwa_mohan_bhatt.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.a mc.org.uk/tours/2005/oct_nov_dec.htm&usg=__afoypTFsOGXNq_AvkcJra6TTelk=&h=255&w=20 0&sz=13&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=Z5kHvgSqmSD8rM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=87&prev=/images %3Fq%3Dmohan%2Bveena%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en- US:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1