Our token love for our country

Do we really love our country and take pride in being Indian?

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On the 17th of August, 2017, I was walking along, musing on the fact that we are now in the eighth decade of our existence of an independent nation. Everywhere there had been an outburst of pride and patriotism. My thoughts broke off abruptly as I saw this:

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Are we really proud of our country? Do we really love her if, after our display of love, we are willing to make her ugly and dirty with our refuse and discards? Would it not be true patriotism to clean up the country, rather than add to the trash?

Patriotism, surely, more than a token show on Jan 26 and Aug 15….


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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.