Republic Day: An Occasion For National Introspection

Foreign rule ended on 15 August 1947. But self-rule, in the real sense of the term, began when India adopted the Constitution and declared itself a Republic. The Constitution binds us to follow, and realise, certain lofty ideals and goals as a nation. It not only guides the functioning of the State, it not only specifies the rights of citizens, but it also lays down the duties and responsibilities of the people. Therefore, if Independence Day is about celebration, Republic Day is about introspection.
Reeta Gupta

Where Are Your Stories, Brand Indian Armed Forces?

Brands like the British Army's Special Air Services (SAS), the US Navy's Sea, Air and Land Teams (SEALs) and Israeli Shayetet13 have been built on stories. They are "dangerous". Their training is rigorous, with high dropout rates. It is all part of their folklore. The Indian military has not even taken baby steps to build its brand.