Gandhian nationalism, enshrined in the Constitution, is based on ideals of equality and diversity. As a new pretender, with its hate-filled
credo, tries to supplant it, our duty is to put up a dogged fight.
Not tainted ‘opportunism’ but conscience subjugated by ideology is what stands between idealism and the Leftist. Choosing empathy over polemic may turn the tide, leading to reconciliation instead of the familiar spiralling of crimes and suffering.
Cinema, the site of endless possibility. Could there have been a better place to create our utopias? The ‘independence’ generation tried, then decades of the ‘nation-state’ experience brought in fatigue. Now the landscape is barren, selfish, but flowers bloom in corners.