Patriotism

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...
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Ranjan Agrawal
Ranjan Agrawal updated the Blog
19 hrs ago
Fast unto death
                     People of India have been practicing fasts since a long time ago. Hinduism prescribes fasting for cleansing of body, mind and soul, as well as to appease deities. Muslims too, offer Rozas to Allah. While fasting is binding on a Muslim, a duty towards Allah which they must perform, Hinduism is not so rigid here. Rozas of Muslims are far more severe test of endurance and more »
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Yogesh Sharma
Yogesh Sharma posted the Blog
on Apr 03, 2014 , 06:51 pm
DICTATOR IN CHAIR
The general elections-2014, in the country is very close and voters are trying to get the best price or bargain for their votes. In India elections and politics are become a trade and a very paying vocation.   In this elections Congress has Sonia/Rahul as top masters. In BJP, entire party is rallying behind Narendra Modi and newly jumped AAP Arvind Kejriwal has its leader. All are trying to woo voters and allies to garner majority. But by all indications, Modi is not only the more »
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Yogesh Sharma
Yogesh Sharma posted the Blog
on Mar 12, 2014 , 07:49 pm
Patriotic Savarkar and the arrogant Professor
When great patriotic leader Pundit Vinayak Damodar Veer Savarkar was studying law at the University College of London, England, there was a professor, whose last name was Peters, who always felt animosity and jealosy for Savarkar, and because he never lowered his head towards him, and their "arguments"   very bitter , were very often.  One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining hall of the University and Savarkar came along with his tray and sat next to the more »
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Arif Abdullah
Arif Abdullah and commented on the blog
on Feb 05, 2014 , 10:47 am
Arif Abdullah - Indian Muslim and Patriotism.
Its is very sad that till now Indian muslims have to prove their patriotism. If any muslim criticize the law or government of this country, he is unpatriotic, considered him as traitor and leveled him as a Pakistani. Each and every citizen of this country have the fundamental rights to speech. I still remember my early days when in school, I used to be tagged as a supporter of Pakistani cricket team and it was very painful. Today Pakistan is taking the advantage of all this things happening in more »
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Pàrmèét Šįńgh
Pàrmèét Šįńgh reported the Citizen Journalism
on Jan 20, 2014 , 09:25 pm
What is it that we are forgetting ?
Rules and Regulations are not that bind us. Its what that we need not remember but always put us on the brighter side. Living in India doesn't make you a responsible citizen. Its your loyalty and patriotism for your nation that proves you a worthy more »
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Manasvi Srivastava
Manasvi Srivastava and 5 more took the poll by Dev Kashyap
on Aug 21, 2013 , 07:27 pm
Dev Kashyap - Are we patriotic only on 15th August?
Yes. It's easy
No. I believe in loving my country 365 days
15th August? Yeii it's an off day.
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