Three for five rupees is not bad. Small plastic flags, clutched in little, grimy hands flutter on the busy traffic island.
Between the red 'stop' and a green 'go' do a quick bargain. They offer you the best -- three in one -- colors, values and fads -- saffron valor faded in time, green revolution covered with grime, white, a neutrality no more, an embossed circle of redundant pride.
Fly the flags on your car. Let them do, this day, a brisk business Tomorrow they will find their place in the trash.