Patriotism

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‘Patriotism’ Made Easy in Times of ‘WhatsApp Elections’

‘Patriotism’ Made Easy in Times of ‘WhatsApp Elections’ There was a time when ‘Good Morning’ messages were causing much “pain” to internet giants?   It was the beginning of last year when the obsession of Indians with starting their day with a deluge of ‘Good Morning’ messages flooded WhatsApp, and generated a lot of chuckle….

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Patriotism of Cowardice and Enslaved Mind

Patriotism of Cowardice and Enslaved Mind The modern industrial civilisation has witnessed two World Wars. The researchers of war have yet not been able to estimate the magnitude of casualties/deaths—both military and civilian—which occurred in these two World Wars. The estimated figure of people killed in both World Wars is between 10 to 15 crores….

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Invoking Patriotism as a Way of Shutting Down Questions

Invoking Patriotism as a Way of Shutting Down Questions Patriotism is in the air. Literally.   Air India, the national carrier, has been instructed to use ‘Jai Hind’ after every on-board announcement on every flight. Naturally, this decision has triggered a thousand and more online jokes and memes. Will crew members now say, “We will…

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Difference Between a Nationalist and a Patriot

Difference Between a Nationalist and a Patriot The term nationalist has acquired a new meaning in the context of its use (or misuse) in current day politics around the world.     Often nationalism is positioned as a reaction to globalism. Protecting the interests of a nation under attack from international economic, ideological and terrorist…