Selective Secularism

If thirty days of Ramzan & forty of Lent is fasting feasting & piety but Karwa Chauth is regressive..

If a flank of a cow is a gastronomical delight but a boiled dog at Yulin Dog Festival repulsive..

If a jockey whipped horse on the races is sporting but Jalikattu reminds you of animal rights..

If goat sacrifice at Eid is a time worn tradition but dogs traumatised at Diwali is cruel..

If  you use rain showers, jacuzzis, swimming pools the year round but worry about wasting water on one Holi a year..

If hijab is choice but ghungat coercive..

If little Santas singing carols at malls are cute but little Hanumans make you fear ‘Hindutva’ influence..

If you won’t celebrate Diwali because of a convoluted definition of Majoritarianism but will flaunt Eid & Christmas as a badge of honour in Minoritarianism….

Then you need to ask yourself –

Why is my perception & understanding so selective ?

My concept of secularism so stunted ?

And most important why am I a mirror of very people I ridicule, albeit in English ?

8 Comments

  1. Nandini , your threads are a treat to read. Am sure these liberals must be having burning sensations.
    Your thread on liberals was also too good . Please keep on writing .

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  2. Nandini writes from the heart and writes the truth. The bigoted so called secularists need to read and digest. More power to her, to send across this message far and wide.

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  3. As usual Signature Nandini style. Hits the nail on the head. 🙏👍⚘However, the question remains; what we, the stakeholders r doing to change the narrative. I feel the time has come for all of us to unite & force the authorities to effect the desired change.

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