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My Oath of Hypocrisy as an Indian Citizen. A Preamble to Intolerance, Ignorance and Idiosyncrasy

"We the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic and to secure to all its citizens JUSTICE; social, economic and political, liberty; of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship. Equality of status and of opportunity and to promote among all its citizens; Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the nation.
4th August, 2012 – London Olympics coverage in The Telegraph quotes the PBOR (person below officer rank), Vijay Kumar expressing his gratitude and thanks to his village and the state of Himachal Pradesh on winning the silver medal in the shooting event.
But for the national anthem and a cursory update and ‘likes’ in the Facebook, I took very little pride in Vijay’s winning a medal and instead posed my son with a career option. “Start shooting”. He was startled with raised eye-brows not at the tyranny of the proposition but getting confused at opting between …