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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Pride and chauvinism

One often leads to the other, points out Ramachandra Guha, writing in the Telegraph about Bangalore and Bengaluru.

Pride itself has two faces: As the Wikipedia page on the subject tells us, "in French, self-respect is fierté and vanity is orgueuil." And even self-respect can be taken too far, when we identify the self too strongly with a community, country or race, and are blind to its faults.

Or to our own.
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