The Association of Small Bombs Symbols & Objects

Karan Mahajan
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The TV

The TV acts as a symbol of the Khurana’s poverty and Vikas’s guilt over being unable to provide for his family financially. The boys were at Lajpat Nagar in order to pick up the television set, which was being repaired instead of replaced, like a wealthier family would have done. For Vikas, his failure to generate money lead directly to the death of his sons.

The State Bank of India Sign

The State Bank of India sign is a symbol for India itself. Vikas sees the sign when he is wandering the streets of Delhi in a confused haze after the boys have died, and he begins to weep for love of it.

The Cow

The cow is a symbol of the senseless violence of terrorism. At the boys’ cremation, a group of children kick and beat the cow for no reason, angering...

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