This illustrated story was created for a prominent Indian print magazine - Motherland for their latest issue focusing on Voters.
The story focuses on the author's father and his experience during the notorious 21 days of State of Emergency the then president Indra Gandhi placed on the country. During this period the President had the authoritarian power to overrule numerous provisions of the constitution, which guaranteed the fundamental rights to the citizens and acts governing devolution of powers to the states.
"Looming behind the great Indian legacy of democracy are 21 months of silence that for the most part history has silenced, invoking them only as the spectre of a memory. But for those that lived through them, citizen and visitor, leader and voter, they were days less than ordinary: where nothing was what it seemed, when streets became trenches and libraries became battlefields."