When Nationalism is shoved down my throat…

…it chokes me.

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Would like to clarify that I’m not a fan of Narayan Murthy, nor do I deify him like many people in this country do (based on PR exercises). However, I do believe that people have the right to refuse to sing the “National Anthem”, and refusing to do so doesn’t necessarily mean that one isn’t nationalistic. I think the national flag, national anthem and “father of the nation” only give political parties an excuse to exert their might and deflect attention from the work they ought to be doing. The above links – all a bunch of hooey.

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