Shashi Tharoor explores idea of nation in new book; says 'Hindutva's ethno-religious nationalism will deny India to many Indians'
Are some Indians more Indian than others? Dr Shashi Tharoor examines the ideas of nationalism, patriotism, and what it means to be Indian in 'The Battle of Belonging'.
Independence Day 2020 Songs: 5 Best Bollywood Patriotic songs to celebrate 74th India Independence Day
From Uri: The Surgical Strike's 'Challa' to 'Vande Mataram' from India's Most Wanted, Bollywood has had a lot to offer in terms of patriotic songs since last year.
On 74th Independence Day, examining the idea of India and the Indian through five essays from our archives
As we observe India's 74th Independence Day, amid a pandemic that is swiftly reshaping the world and all that was familiar, we're revisiting five essays from 'India and the Indian', a series analysing the renewed idea of nationalism that is in vogue.
Was Nathuram Godse a patriot? Before creating a love or hate campaign, first understand Mahatma Gandhi's assassin
Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mohandas Gandhi did not get a chance to write an autobiography. But he spoke for himself at the court of law
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: How Chiranjeevi’s period drama portrays patriotism for a contemporary audience
By tracing the origin of an uprising in the mid-19th century AD, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy gives insight into how discontent starts a mass movement for change.
Had the book been called “Peace and Peace”, all might have gone well with Vernon Gonsalves, because the tome is probably far too fat for any busy legal professional in India to read – there are too many cases and too little time
Ritesh Shah on writing Batla House, Pink's Tamil remake, and reuniting with Shoojit Sircar for Sardar Udham Singh
Batla House writer Ritesh Shah collaborates with director Nikkhil Advani after D-Day, and actor John Abraham after Force 2 and Rocky Handsome.
Bharat: Salman Khan's latest film, which addresses the working class, is nationalistic rather than patriotic
In Bharat, Salman Khan's character speaks broken English; the point being made here is that he can learn English if he so desires, but his loyalty is to his own kind. Similarly, he consents to a live-in relationship with chief engineer Kumud Raina, but never marries her. Marriage to someone above himself might have moved him out of his class and he needs to show solidarity with it.
Delhi Talks: Artistes can't be forced to propagate one idea, suppression of free voices must end, says Kathak dancer Uma Sharma
Delhi-based Kathak dancer Uma Sharma says she is filled with regret to see the path India is treading, and how the political landscape has altered in the last five years
The audio and visual aesthetic of the songs of 1942: A Love Story was a concoction of the strengths of a dying genius (RD Burman) and a budding one (Sanjay Leela Bhansali).
BJP's nationalism is partisan effort to show patriotic front, has no links with ideology of original nationalist cause
In 2014, when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in India, it rode on the mantra on 'sabka saath, sabka vikas' — a chant to unite the nation on the model of welfare and across-the-board economic growth. It pledged to do away with all the wrongdoings of the preceding two UPA regimes, and the voters obliged. Come 2019, the BJP is set for yet another political campaign, in hope of a second inning, but this time its focus is on another dimension of 'equalitarian welfare': nationalism.
Smriti Irani's 'not cool to be patriotic' remark underlines misguided idea of patriotism in India; crying during anthem doesn't define it
Going by the way Smriti Irani framed her statement, there are only two ways the relationship between the nation and the individual can exist — emotional and tear-inducing or to wish that the country breaks up.
On 72nd Independence Day, India must introspect; there are better ways to express nationalism than chest-thumping
The 15th of August is not just Independence Day but also a day of introspection. Patriotism is not just of the chest-thumping variety. It is also the quieter, softer variation of helping the nation grow, through teaching its citizens to question.
Raazi music review: Gulzar and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's terrific album is laced with nationalistic fervour
While Arijit and Sunidhi's 'Ae Watan' goes all out in its patriotic overtone, songs like 'Dilbaro' and 'Raazi' look at the film through a micro lens.
Supreme Court modifies 2016 National Anthem order; it's no longer compulsory to play it in cinema halls
The Supreme Court has modified its earlier order on the playing of National Anthem in cinema halls and has made it non-mandatory.
Anupam Kher, during his speech, lambasted those who are opposing the idea of making the National Anthem mandatory inside the cinema halls.
Though the apex court was of the opinion that courts cannot "inculcate patriotism among people", the bench's observations in 2016 contradicted its observation on Monday.
National Anthem back in news: By palming off decision to Centre, Supreme Court has opened us up to uncertainty
Deviating from its earlier observation, the SC asked the Centre to consider amending the rules that regulate playing of the National Anthem before a movie.