What does or should Patriotism mean for the common man?Respecting our motherland and the national tricolour transcends caste, creed and personal differences. Patriotism brings up images of the army, guarding our borders, independence day celebrations that we attended as a child.
Recently after watching a video of Indo-China soldiers standoff, I was asked by a 7-year-old what and why should we be patriotic. I took some time to tell him in simple language about India and how we should be proud to be Indians ( but it was not very convincing). Just thinking out loud, to the common man, what would be or what should be his or her perception of patriotism.