I have read your articles ever since I was a kid and you were at India Today. You have often come across as a balanced person not prone to the Gandhi nonsense, until now.
I live in a White nation (the US) and have never felt like a second-class citizen. Only a blind and deaf person can compare the pride of a US citizen with the indignity of being Indian. A US citizen trusts his government, knows his/her death will never go unpunished, while an Indian soldier is there to die.