In the age of militant nationalism, the discourse of standardized patriotism is filled with brute power and associated hostility towards the invented 'enemies'. As the author critiques this sort of patriotism, the possibility of a more inclusive and life-affirming worldview begins to emerge.
NATIONAL ANTHEM | The playing of the national anthem in cinema halls has now become optional after severe vigilantism and chaos over the matter in the last couple of months. What does a decision of such a nature imply and are we prepared to think beyond the symbols of nationhood? Kavya Thomas
Children in Madhya Pradesh schools to answer roll call with ‘Jai Hind’ for the successful instillation of patriotism. Can compulsion generate heartfelt emotion?
THE NEW LEAM HUMOR The vice-chancellor of a leading university in the country has been asked to answer the following question on an OMR sheet: Which...