Monday, January 26, 2009

Comic #228: On The Sands of Time (Republic Day Special)

Monday, January 26, 2009 Share: Digg Technorati Delicious StumbleUpon Facebook

VenKIT Walker, the latest contributor to TCP, sent in a comic specifically for this day. It’s called “On The Sands Of Time” – an Indrajal Comic that briefly covers the sacrifices of freedom fighters like Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Khudiram Bose, Prafullakumar Chaki, The Chaphekar Brothers, Veer Savarkar, Madanlal Dhingra and Anantrao Kanhere.

About the Republic Day:

On January 26, 1950, we adopted the Constitution as framed by the Constituent Assembly of India. The draft constitution was published in February 1948 and was discussed by the Constituent Assembly, clause by clause, over the next 19 months. On November 26, 1949, the constitution was declared as passed with provisions of citizenship, elections, provisional Parliament, temporary and transitional provisions coming into immediate effect and the rest of the Constitution came into force on January 26, 1950. (Source:

The preamble states:

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

Justice, social, economic and political;
Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
Equality of status and of opportunity;
and to promote among them all
Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
In our Constituent Assembly this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do

It’s not perfect, and over the years it has been abused by those in power and those who want power. Never as much as in the last few years. But we will tackle these issues as time goes by.

Have a great day.


Prabhat's Books and Comics said...

Wish you & all visitors of this blog a very happy Republic Day!

Manifestation said...

Thank you and Wish all Indians around the globe a Happy republic Day.

Gifts to India|Gifts to chennai|Gifts to Bangalore

The Comic Project said...

@prabhat: thanks
@manifestation: Thankyou

Nikhil Kulkarni said...

Hey .. i am still into comics - I am on the Arbit Choudhury Team with Shubham and Hemant.

The Comic Project said...

Good to hear that :) I checked out Arbit MBA and have blogrolled it

Sunshine said...

I can still claim first :), so first!

@Cloudy: Pls don't pay any attention to TCP. Cloudy is much better than Orangi :D

Rafiq Raja said...

A Timely post on the Republic Day. wish TCP and every other readers a Happy Republic Day.

How can Sunshine claim first, again.... if being first from the last counts, then I am first too :)Rafiq Raja

Anonymous said...

Please provide rapidshare or mediafire links. Thanks.

The Comic Project said...

@sunshine: Did you read why she calls herself cloudy? (I think it's in the previous post)
@comicology: last from the first never really works :)
@anonymous: Was playing around with the blog format but now all links are up

Cloudy said...

Second! Thanks Sunshine :-) TCP, did you listen to the song?

The Comic Project said...

@cloudy: Yes I did and the song features both "cloudy" and "sunshine" :)
My thoughts are scattered and they're cloudy"

Cloudy said...

So there's a place other than TCP where you get Sunshine and Cloudy together :-) Isn't it a beautiful song? Hey Sunshine, you know that song right?

Solilo said...

The drawing is similar to the ones in Tinkle. I still read Tinkle :p

The Comic Project said...

@cloudy: She is gone. She isn't listening. She pops in, says a few words, and goes away, for a longish time.
@Solilo: :-) Tinkle was great. check out, he's got some stuff on Suppandi, Kalia, etc.

Rafiq Raja said...

Thanks for that reference TCP, and I just now realized that this comics is also drawn by Ram Waeerkar. Wasn't he one of the greatest artist, from the little known Indian genre :)

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