Thursday Scribblings 19.5.16 Let’s worship the flag P7

Sharmishtha Basu (author) writes

Hypocrisy at its best.

This attempt to build a glass box around national symbols like flag, national anthem is so immature! These controversies – wearing national flag, singing national anthem for money… they are so ludicrous. Respect is something that comes from within, as long as that person is not wearing the flag in his shoes or someplace distasteful to those who “worship” it they can be ignored, cant they? That only means that person’s views on respecting India differs from you, or s/he does not respects India, is it mandatory?

Now, when I was a child we were taught to become statue whenever we heard national anthem and stand up. Then the microphones invaded the houses, and these super-zealous patriots, playing national anthem like kirtans (religious songs) whenever they wanted, honestly initially I used to stand up but slowly I realized how dumb it is, your respect for your…

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