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Jana Gana Mana...mind your manners sir!!!

A few days ago, there was a small uproar on  social networks about this scene in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag where the national anthem is played. Apparently, a lot of viewers were offended that the audience did not stand up while the anthem was being played. It is a good enough reason for all of us to get angry because since we were tots, we have been programmed to stand in attention whenever the Jana Gana Mana was played. A few years ago, I was watching Chak De India...a movie about an ill-equipped Indian girls hokey team competing for their honor and national pride in a foreign country. In this one scene, the national anthem played and as has been driven to us since our childhood, I stood up in respect. Of course it was a bit awkward since no one else stood up. I muttered under my breath about how rude these people were to not respect their national anthem and so on and so forth. I was very restless when I came home and so I googled about it on the internet...whether there were any rules f