The Republic Day this year started with the usual muted enthusiasm about the tableaus from different states, with Uttar Pradesh unabashedly showcasing the Ram Mandir, instead of pandering to some acceptable norm which, we are told, is defined by the Constitution. We are conditioned to be CoCo, Constitutionally Correct, while the FaCo, Fake Fans of the Constitution, get away with anything and still become the "decent folk". How does this impact our approach to our religion? Do we follow religion as per our convenience, or do we allow convenience as per our religion?
The other unprecedented event, of course, was the mayhem unleashed by riotous mobs in the capital. Was strategic inaction the right approach, or should the government have gone for impulsive action? Who, ultimately, pays the price for political decisions?
Listen to this episode which, although based on a single day, deals with a lot more than just that.