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27 Jan 2006

Beyond Jingoism

Posted by Oblivion in General | 3:54am

Another Republic Day, with its characteristic pomp and hype, is over. Impressive phrases, exaggerated statistics, inane talk-shows, lopsided analyses - overall, a good PR exercise. Somehow, it works. Year after year after year! For how many more years, I wonder?

If at all we care for India, we should lift the bedecked curtain and be honest enough to acknowledge its sorry state -

"You see a big, big shift within the Indian elite in terms of what its priorities are. Something in politicians, the way they abase themselves before the United States, is quite shocking; if you remember that it was India which had pioneered non-alignment and independent foreign policies."

If reality matters: Interview with Tariq Ali

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