The arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar, the student leader from Jawaharlal Nehru University or JNU, has propelled the debate on nationalism in the public sphere. Who is a true nationalist? Can those who criticise the government's policies, raise slogans against the government be termed as anti-national? Can violent goons who wave the flag of the country be termed as nationalists? Has patriotism been hijacked by the fringe? Is it possible for one singular definition of nationalism to exist? Is patriotism all about symbolic gestures? In this polarised atmosphere, India needs to engage in a debate to clear the fog that obfuscates the true meaning of nationalism and patriotism.