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Turmoil over New Delhi Metallo-Beta Lactamase-1: a tale of ersatz patriotism

Biswaroop Chatterjee

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2010.077


Gone are the heady days of the 1960s when we tramped around town on August 15 with a tricolour in hand and a song on our lips. By the 1990s, patriotism was passe and it was clearly “uncool” to become sentimental on Independence Day. After all, why waste a hard-earned holiday moping over impulsive young people who went to the gallows in a quixotic gesture against the might of the Empire?

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