Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nationalism for JNU

When they scrub your fingers with anti bacterial, alcoholic hand sanitizer and press your fingers on a lit up screen from below, when you - like that machine - look and flash a smile at the foreign camera and walk away with an air of feigned confidence dithering inside about the uncertainty when you know inside that THAT name on your visa that stamp from YOUR embassy that signature from YOU in confirmation that need to be believed to be trusted certified marked responded to - - that's when you know why Your nation exists beyond shadow lines beyond denial. That's when you know how you exist as an Indian over and above anything and any politics.