A dReSS For The RSS!
11 November, 2015
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS finally seems to considering draping its cadre in trousers instead of half-pants. We are not sure whether this is because of our recent ‘Chaddi Chhodo ya Gaddi Chhodo!’ (#SaveHinduismFromHalfPants) campaign or not but we welcome this new initiative. This campaign was launched on October 20th.
The question remains though whether the choice of costume for its cadre is to be left entirely to the old men running this organization from their cave in Nagpur or should other concerned Indian citizens also have a say? After all, going by their history, there is no real reason to trust the sartorial tastes of these self-appointed saviours of Hindutva? Also, what these men, wielding their lathis in public every day, wear (or don’t wear) can have grave implications for both public morality as well as the visual well-being of the Indian Republic.
We therefore appeal to all Indian citizens, with a talent for fashion design, to reflect deeply and suggest ideas as part of the new ‘A dReSS for the RSS!’ campaign. Drawings, Photoshop images, photographs, cartoons, doodles, even text descriptions of what such a dReSS could look like are most welcome. The best suggestions will be shared via Countercurrents.org Facebook and Twitter pages and and the top five, to be picked by a special jury taking also into account the social media appreciation, will get a special mention in HISTORY and prominently displayed in Countercurrents.org website. You can mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning "A dReSS for the RSS" in the subject line.
Let the pRoceSS be deMocratic!
Looking forward to a grand response from all of you…’A dReSS for the RSS!’