Kerala, After The Floods: Denying aid to disaster-struck state is cruelty; India should see flaws in govt policy
If national pride is indeed the reason behind rejecting foreign aid for Kerala, it should be the person and the community that is affected by the disastrous floods that should determine whether or not their honour is dented in accepting assistance
Mohan Bhagwat defies restraint, hoists flag in Kerala school: Why RSS did not fly Tricolour for 52 years
The RSS and the Tricolour have had a fascinating history of resistance, rejection and acceptance. It may come as a rude surprise to neo recruits like Sharma that the RSS-- not the Congis+Commies+Left-- did not hoist the national flag at its headquarters for 52 years.
Many have argued for standing up during the National Anthem. Is national pride forced? It's surely not under your control where the National Anthem is played, but if you genuinely don't feel the 'emotion' to get up, should you be heckled because the feeling doesn't naturally come to you?
But should this national pride be forced? Of course, you don’t get to decide where the National Anthem is played, but if you don’t genuinely feel that emotion, should your response necessarily have to be Pavlovian?