Please look at the date on the cartoon. It has been almost 56 years since RK Laxman, an icon in India published that unforgettable cartoon.
It can be published today, and would mean exactly the same things to all of us Indians. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. The same problems continue to plague us.
The adage, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” comes to mind.
I hope that the powers that manage our Pavithra Bhoomi (Sacred Land) understand that it is despite them that we are surviving, on a bed of nails!