Monday, 27 March, 2023

Topic: patriotism

SubscriberWrites: ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is laudable but it would damage flag’s dignity than evoke patriotism

By allowing the public to hoist the flag in their homes, with the option to post selfies online, the celebration is being turned into a big 'tamasha', writes Vaidyanathan Subramanian.

How Kejriwal’s Delhi govt aims to teach students patriotism through ‘Desh Bhakti curriculum’

Delhi govt launched 'Desh Bhakti curriculum' for schools Tuesday. Reading and discussing personalities and subjects related to patriotism will be part of the 45-minute class.

Gandhi’s encounter with a young Romila Thapar in Pune that inspired her activism

In 'The Psychology of a Patriot', journalist Saket Suman delivers an account of modern India, tracing the evolution and contestation of patriotism.

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, an advertisement for unity in diversity and India’s unofficial anthem

The six-minute song was sung in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.

China grooms celebrities to help spread patriotism

The Communist Party’s success in stoking nationalism among China’s youth is borne in part from years of finding ways to co-opt the nation’s celebrity culture.

From Priyanka Chopra to Doordarshan, patriotism today is a show of love for Indian military

Over the last few years, Indian nationalism and Bollywood have redefined who the ‘enemy’ is — the citizen who protests and calls out injustice.

There’s no patriotism without guns and glory in India now – new I-Day song shows just that

The new song, released by I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar, devotes a disproportionate amount of footage to the mighty Indian defence forces.

When Vande Mataram inspired many recording artistes to join India’s freedom movement

Besides patriotic songs, gramophone was also used to transmit messages from national leaders. Gandhi’s ‘Spiritual Message’ was recorded in 1931-32.

Sonia Gandhi targets Modi govt, says new definition of patriotism being taught

UPA chairperson and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi said the country's soul is being crushed by the BJP through well-planned conspiracy

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.