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    Questions about the flag of India.

    In case it matters, I am a French national living in the USA. I'm somewhat interested in cricket and have lurked here a little bit, but have decided to register to ask this question, not because of cricket, but because of all the online communities I've been to, this place has the most Indians I know by far.

    Anyway, I registered basically to ask a question. I am in possession of a quite small flag of India. It appears to be about 15cm in length and 10cm in height, on a plastic pole. I acquired it back in 2011, during the Cricket World Cup when I worked for a place here that showed the matches live on a big screen, and while those years are long behind me, that flag is still with me. I moved out on my own shortly after, leaving it behind, in the care of my family's home. It was a mistake to make, as after 3 years, I had to move back home, and discovered the miniature flag in a putrid condition, dirty, chewed a little by insects (presumably) and according to the American flag code I know, not worthy of representing the state of India in a dignified manner. I was appalled that it received such treatment while I was away, but what I'm left with is the aftermath. Knowing little to nothing about Indian customs and flag code, I was inspired to register here if only to seek advice on what to do.

    According to US flag code, a tattered/dirty/damaged state flag is to be burned, as a dignified "retirement of colors". However, that only applies to the US flag. To do the same thing according to American flag code, to the flag of a foreign nation (in this case, India) could be a grave insult and faux pas. So mainly, I come here to ask of the Indian members, what am I to do with a mistreated and dirty flag of India? May I retire it respectfully by burning as US flag code dictates, or am I to do something else with it? My ultimate goal is to absolutely honor anything the government of India says about proper treatment of their national flag.

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    Americans worry about flags too much.
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    I want to know (precisely) how many times Ganguly waved it around his head whilst stood on the Lords balcony.

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    Hey Primrose! Thanks for your very considerate query

    According to the Flag Code of India 2002, Part II, Section I, Point 2.2, Sub-Point xiii:

    when the Flag is in a damaged or soiled condition, it shall be destroyed as a whole in private, preferably by burning or by any other method consistent with the dignity of the Flag.
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    You should keep it and photograph it in January as an accurate representation of India's upcoming Test tour of Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I want to know (precisely) how many times Ganguly waved it around his head whilst stood on the Lords balcony.
    Didn't he wave his shirt around, not a flag?

    So the answer is 0?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Didn't he wave his shirt around, not a flag?

    So the answer is 0?
    Sorry, the question I meant to ask was: how much snot did Kurt Angle blow into the Indian flag during his WWF debut? (Footage below)


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    BAH GOD PRIMROSE_D12 JUST SENT THAT FLAG STRAIGHT TO HELL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Sorry, the question I meant to ask was: how much snot did Kurt Angle blow into the Indian flag during his WWF debut? (Footage below)

    All this did was get me pumped for Angle's return when he does that to the Russian flag.
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    Yeah he's not returning.

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    Don't you say that

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    Have you got an effigy of an underperforming Indian batsman you could attach it to before you throw it on the pyre?

    Or maybe a painted donkey? Don't burn the donkey though. Not cool.

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