Patriotism is a devotion to one's country, excluding differences caused by the dependencies of the term's meaning upon context, geography and philosophy. In a generalized sense applicable to all countries and peoples, patriotism is a devotion to one's country. It is a related sentiment to nationalism. The English term patriot is first attested in the Elizabethan era, via Middle French from Late Latin (6th century) patriota "countryman", ultimately from Greek πατριώτης "countryman", from πατρίς, "fatherland". The abstract noun patriotism appears in the early 18th century. The general notion of Civic virtue and group dedication has been attested in culture globally throughout the historical period. In classical 18th century patriotism, loyalty to the State was chiefly considered in contrast to loyalty to the Church, and it was argued that clerics should not be allowed to teach in public schools as their patrie was heaven, so that they could not inspire love of the homeland...
Nina S posted the Blog
on Jun 18, 2013 , 04:29 pm
Psuedo patriotism at Wagah!
So after living in Delhi for close to a decade I decided enough was enough and made plans with a colleague about a weekend trip to Amritsar and Wagah border. My latent patriotism had risen and it was time to answer its call. So despite the fact that we had no clarity on a return ticket, we boarded the train to Punjab, barely. After finishing our work at a frantic pace, after catching the metro, after a lecture on night shifts and women’s safety to an unwilling auto driver, we finally boarded t more »
Neelam Nath and 2 more commented on the blog
on May 27, 2013 , 12:50 pm
Neelam Nath - In London,do as Londoners do,Teach Hindi in Australia,but Do not Flaunt Daddy Dear back Home.
Teach them young,as Young as a 3 years old. In Japan, 1st 7 years of Life are Devoted to Teaching Basics, Making them good Humans starting From their Formative Early Years, Books to be Studied Later, 1st a Good Human, then All Activities related to Books. more »
Neelam Nath updated the Citizen Journalism
on May 26, 2013 , 08:28 am
Did we Look at the Angry British PM,addressing Press after Beheading of 'his' Soldier
Can we Ever get To see Display of Natural Anger ,by Any of our Neta log during any calamity within our country , Even Our Soldiers have been Beheaded , we have had Floods ,Earthquakes ,and great Loss of Public Property and Human Loss , and all we more »