The hangover of ignorance plaguing Indian nationalism.
I hope she will be an inspiration for my own daughters.
Sourish Mohan Mitra
Flags, anthems, and slogans are only symbols. What they represent is what matters. Indian universities have been commanded to fly the national flag on a very high pole, ostensibly to make students better nationals. One hopes that the flag is made of the prescribed materials, and in the prescribed dimensions and colors, and does not dishonor the nation. More importantly, one wonders if the students and their teachers know the meaning of the flag.
While the Union Jack has no place in the structures of governance, it seems to be an abiding presence in our centres of commerce. Does it still rule our lives? I am not sure of the answer, but it certainly does seem to exert some influence on us. Curious about what I am referring to? Take a look at the photographs in this post.