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Unemployment cannot cause agitations

Today's joblessness is also followed by heightened nationalism


Mahesh Vyas
The best part of Shekhar Gupta's columns is the rich experience they reflect of his journalistic journey. To those who lived through the Emergency and through Gulzar's Mere Apne, his "Back to the inglorious past" (Business Standard, December 28) will connect vividly. To the rest, it is the best sketch of those times in under thousand words. 

Mere Apne highlighted joblessness in the late 1960s and early 1970s. And, as Shekhar describes, this was followed with a period of heightened nationalism and eventually the Emergency. Today's joblessness is also followed by heightened nationalism. But his hypothesis, that once people have
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First Published: Dec 30 2019 | 11:59 PM IST

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