Back in April, Netflix added a stand-up comedy special by India-based comic Vir Das titled Abroad Understanding. It’s a combination of two routines, one shot in Dehli in front of a big audience, and one shot in New York at a small club.
I had opened up the local newspaper to learn that my big multicultural city started every council meeting with a Christian prayer - and worse than that, it had gone on for over 30 years without any complaints. From that point on I couldn’t be silent and am now hooked on keeping an eye out for breakdowns in secularism and getting more involved. Though I am very much on the left, I am watchful for problems of regressiveness on that side, while opposing bigotry against individuals of any belief system. My views are a work in progress and always open to revision.
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