FP Special Forces marks Kryptonian Anniversary: Here's how we rewarded ourselves

It was exactly a year ago that there was a churn at GHQ and a small group of men and women were told to make themselves useful or else...

With no elaboration on the 'or else' or the consequences of failing to make themselves useful — what does that even mean? — this group decided to start FP Special Forces.

And as we mark this Kryptonian Anniversary (Why Kryptonian? Because there's only one Krypton), it's a good time to reflect on the year gone by that saw this very determined, highly specialised and easily distracted bunch conducted detailed investigations into such diverse topics as:

The 2016 Assembly elections


The nation's obsession with outrage


Rahul Gandhi

The Apple iPhone 7

Surgical strikes


Abu Azmi's understanding of women's rights


After a whole year of such solid accomplishments, a decision was taken at the highest level to reward the team for its efforts and here's what we got: An emblem.


At long long last, an emblem chock-full of meaning and significance. Let's take a look at the elements:

1) A proud pterodactyl fossil: Partly representing the fossilised art of the sort of investigative journalism in which FP Special Forces specialises and partly representing a pterodactyl. Why? Because it's got swag.

2) The name: Emblazoned across the top is the name of this proud unit, so you and others like you don't mistake it for any other.

3) The deep and meaningful motto: As dead languages go, Latin is fairly passé and so we took the decision to put FP Special Forces' most learned language scholar to work. His mission was to dig up the deepest and most meaningful Sanskrit phrase he possibly could. And while we awaited a phrase with enough gravitas and meaning as "Satyamev Jayate", our resident languages expert returned with the phrase in Sanskrit that now adorns our emblem. He assured us that it is deep and meaningful. We're not entirely convinced it is Sanskrit though, but that's just a minor quibble.

4) The stars: They look pretty.

And all those elements come together to make the FP Special Forces emblem — our reward on completing a year.

Now, if you're thinking to yourself, "What a foolish reward", you should probably remember we're a pretty foolish group.


And don't you forget it!

Updated Date: Apr 01, 2017 08:21 AM

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