Our photographer captures scenes from the many rehearsals for this year’s Republic Day parade.
Arun Kumar | January 18, 2019 | Delhi
Whether we need Republic Day parades or not is debatable. But there is splendour in the spectacle. Olives, khakis, fatigues, crease and polish, brocade and shining metal, guns greased and oiled to parade perfection, orders piercing the cold Delhi morning – they come together on January 26 every year to the thrupp-thrupp of leather boots striking asphalt, the march of a democratic people who define themselves as aspirants to high human ideals.
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