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Representational image | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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.
File photo of Mahatma Gandhi | Central Press/Getty Images

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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.
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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.
Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

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.
Army soldiers march during rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, in New Delhi | PTI

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.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, addresses the joint meeting of the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha Congress Parliamentary Party in Parliament | @INCIndia/Twitter

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
PM Narendra Modi with Bollywood stars

From Nehru to Modi, Bollywood always faced political attacks but this capitulation is new

For Nehru, Bollywood was a medium to increase India’s soft power globally, and not just a tool to boost his electoral prospects.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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