Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Elephants under erasure in UP
Elephants under erasure is the latest conundrum unleashed into the political circus of UP. The trace, however, persists and the semiological implications of statues being covered has bypassed the mind of the thoughtful bureaucrats at the Election Commission. That meanings are manufactured in the mind and the covering might magnify the significance and attract more attention and discussion has been conveniently lost sight of. The EC rather has helped mounting an effective ambush marketing on behalf of the BSP through its order as the statues have been transported from the far flung public parks to the TV screens.
Lakshman Sharma, however, has another take. He attributed the covering to the cold wave currently sweeping North India. [TNM55]