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An Ode to the Decriminalisation of Section 377

Since 1978, the pride flag has undergone many changes in dimensions and hues but its message is still preserved as it flutters with the winds of change. The original rainbow pride flag had eight colours but has now adopted six, not seven, colors from the rainbow as its own. Accommodating different colours from the vibgyor spectrum only strengthens the status of the flag as an epitome of equality.

Image Credits: Adithya Khanna

Image Credits: Adithya Khanna

Violet is a shade which stands for the spirit. The movement wouldn’t have achieved success without an undying spirit of courage and the persistence to move forward.

Image Credits: Ayush Chauhan

Image Credits: Ayush Chauhan

Blue usually has mellow undertones but in the flag, the colour represents a sense of harmony and peace.

Image Credits: Ayush Chauhan

Image Credits: Ayush Chauhan

Green represents Nature. Mother Nature has created everyone with their unique characteristics and differences and accepting this diversity is exactly what the Pride movement stands for.

Image Credits: Adithya Khanna

Image Credits: Adithya Khanna

Yellow shows that a new dawn, a dawn of change would arrive as the sun rises. It represents sunlight, and in its truest sense, it encourages you to stand out instead of living in the shadows.

Image Credits: Vaibhav Tekchandani

Image Credits: Vaibhav Tekchandani

Orange is the shade of healing. Psychologists usually deem orange as one of the major colours associated with positivity.

Image Credits: Vaibhav Tekchandani

Image Credits: Vaibhav Tekchandani

Red is essentially seen as the shade of life. Additionally, it is a common fact that red represents rage, which can be interpreted as indignance against the system.

 

Shaurya Singh Thapa | shauryasinghthapa@gmail.com




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