Sadanand Dhume | Times of India
Instead of viewing Pakistanis as interlopers, India should aspire to be the stage on which the brightest talent from across the subcontinent shines. Those who believe India ought to shun Pakistanis are only hurting themselves.
Most strains of nationalism prefer homogeneity over heterogeneity. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its political arm the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in power in India, are no different. They seek to create a Hindu nation out of India by erasing differences from a society that is steeped in diversity. Similarly, production of cultural homogeneity was one of the mainstays of the Assam Movement of the early 1980s in the northeastern Indian state...