Friday, April 21, 2006

Karnataka State Flag

Karnataka State Flag

During my recent visit to Bangalore, I saw lot flags (yellow and Red) suddenly coming up all over after the demise of Dr. RajKumar. Even his casket was draped with this flag. Initially, I thought it was the flag of some party Dr. Rajkumar belong to or something of that sort. But my local colleague told me that it is actually the unofficial state flag of Karnataka.

I knew the states in US have their own flags and in fact California even has word Republic in its flag, but a state flag in India was news to me... Does any other state of India have official / unofficial flag?

Incidentally, the same flag in reverse order is used in Australian beaches to indicate safe areas for swimming and surfing.