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Gurmehar a victim of institutional hate; about time she gets some breathing space
28.02.17 - TS Sudhir*

Congratulations, fellow Indians. The news is that Gurmehar Kaur "has fled''. At 7:23 am on 28 February, she put out two tweets announcing she is opting out. "I'm withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say. I have been through a lot and this is all my 20 year self could take :)"
Serves her well, purred her critics. In their worldview, Gurmehar sinned. Because according to them, she is not just a student, she is allegedly an 'AAPian', a term you could soon find in the Roget's Thesaurus as a synonym for 'anti-national'. And ...
  


Nationalism with different variety
27.12.16 - MASOOD PESHIMAM

Sir Winston Churchill had sarcastically thanked Germany for partially attacking England and diverting its whole resources and arsenal in assaulting Russia as it was to the advantage of England.  He could visualize the collapse of Germany under Hitler as the Russian forces were not capable of tolerating the vicissitudes of the chilling Russian cold.
 
The visualized consequences of the multiple conflicts in the teeth of the second world war flowed form Churchill’s expression.
 
It is said that the thoughts flowed from Churchill’s cheroot or the cigar. One often quoted thought of Churchill was that the politics is the last recourse for the scoundrels. With certain alteration the new concept can be defined as the patriotism is the last recourse for the vested political interest.  It is the vested political interest which has developed the knack and flair of whipping up the pseudo nationalism or the ultra patriotism carrying the undertones of jingoism ...
  



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