For example, look no further than my ancestral state, Tamil Nadu. In the past, tiny-minded politicians there have tattooed "JJ" on themselves 47 times, or dug "J" shaped pools all over the state, or rolled around a temple 48 times, or started an entire bus service called "JJ Transport Corporation", now mercifully defunct. JJ, I don't need to tell you, being "Amma", the current Chief Minister of that state.
Last year, I actually spent a morning with one such tiny mind. Had a picture of Amma in his shirt pocket, patted it every time he said the word Amma in conversation, which happened to be about every 30 seconds or so.
(And why 47 or 48? Her birthday of that serial number, silly).
The latest in this proud record? Take a look at the photograph here (Hindustan Times, March 29).
There's that dude your eyes will naturally focus on, sure. But don't miss the people in the background, especially (but not exclusively) lady in a sari and man in grey suit.
Don't they all, every last one of them, look proud to be Indian?
On a completely different note, an e-pat on the back to the first person who can tell me where I got the title for this little post.