Independence Day Greetings

Greetings for 72nd Independence Day of India.

स्वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभकामनाय

 

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Nationalism on 71st Independence Day 2017

My greetings to all on 71st Independence Day 2017.

Nationalism

India is going through a Renaissance of a kind. A heated debate is going on on various subjects which were a kind of taboo as Main Stream Media (MSM) chose to ignore it. The result was that MSM not only lost TRP but also it’s status of fourth estate. Real debate shifted to the new fourth estate social media. News papers are now reporting what is already on facebook or twitter. Occasionally blogs also found mentioned.

For one section of society Nationalism is now hyper-nationalism for another it means a sectional agenda. Therefore it would be better to step back and reconsider.

What is right amount of nationalism?

Once a philosopher said rather wrote:

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Indian Independence Day 2013

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Patriotism is as oscillating an emotion as any other. It rides on demand and supply. Unfortunately, of danger. Presently there is no apparent threat and hence in my one hour stroll, in the morning, around the locality, could not notice a single national flag the tricolor. No sound of speech of Prime Minister on televisions. Why bother when he is accepted as a non governing proxy rubber stamp. Jokes are there on every social medium.

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