sense of being Indian is carved by being the ‘other’ migrant all my life in different parts of Asia. I understand the value of the blue travel document at the immigration as not only a access card but as a representation of the post colonial nation state, which stands for a set of ideas.
A strong foreign policy makes me glad, although we have much work to do in other areas. We are a sub continent of various sub nationalities, tied by the sense of being Indian. However this means various things to various people, and we should allow space for that articulation. It is a dynamic construct, allow the evolution.
I understand why people migrate. But they all remain Indian, searching for the ragda patice on Friday in Muscat.