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Friday, August 15, 2008

Salaam INDIA...


Today we the people of this country of ours unite in the celebration of our INDEPENDENCE DAY...61 years since that fateful day in the summer of 1947, a day which saw us emerge from the shadows of anonymity to embrace destiny...and trust me, it's been a journey. A ride through crests and troughs...we have kept bumping our way forward in time.

At the stroke of midnight...00:00 am, 15th August,1947...Pandit Nehru in his "tryst with destiny" speech remarked "At the stroke of the midnight hour...when the world sleeps...INDIA will awake to life and freedom" .....and awoke we did, riding out into the world chartering out a new path...rewriting our destiny.

I have often recklessly commented that India would have been better off in the hands of the British and this almost blasphemous comment finds its way out of my vocal chords in view of the present "rosy" scenario of our country. To every championing voice of India's independence...the cynic within retorts "how about being independent from corruption and communalism, from economic disparity to bursting population, from political shams to sporting wilderness".....yet today I would rather talk about the positives. Yes, there have been blots which have caused a severe dent on our "democratically successful" credentials...yes, there have been events in the face of which golden words like "democracy", "liberty" and "freedom" have seemed hollow and pointless...yes, sometimes this whole "largest functioning democracy" thing all seems a huge charade and a humourless joke...yes, there are times when it seems there is absolutely no hope for this country.....yet, INDIA has come through and will continue to move forward...with all its faults and problems, we will walk the road ahead...

I congratulate all my fellow countrymen for their part in this enchanting journey...I congratulate you for breaking through...I congratulate you for keeping faith...I congratulate you for being Independant.............. INDEPENDANT INDIANS!!!

P.S. Also hereby, I would like to wish the whole of Pakistan on their Independence Day...njoy...live freely!!!

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25 eulogies: on "Salaam INDIA..."

Sach! said...

Others might have forgotten, but never can I...
As kids, we vowed to keep the flag fluttering high...
...Happy Independence day..!!.

(Btw could you change the background image..it makes your blog look dead :( )

Vyzz said...

thisindependence day, i wore a bangle that had the tricolor..and you know I would stand proudly displaying my patriotism, and somewhere I could see people's eyes flicker at my bangle..and some even snickered. I didn't care. I stood. FLashing it. And well, I vow to take this country ahead. I do. In every little way I can.

Jai Hind

:)

Cheers!

Vyo!

comfortably numb said...

@sachi
well said...cheers
abt bg:-that was d intention yaar...goes wid d name "sepulchre of high hopes"
greetings to u too:)

marvin the paranoid android said...

that's the way to think... i always end up getting involved in a heated discussion whenever i hear people talking in a disparaging manner about India.. but i think, India is not all what we accuse her of being, we make her that way and it is upto us to change that...

Happy Independence Day to all...

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Well put.

There is a lot our nation has to achieve,but in these 61 yrs,the achievements have not been less either.

Ferrin B said...

finally! i think theres something wrong with your comment section saim! ive been trying to post a comment since so long but the page just wont open!

anyway i read the post long time ago...wishing you too a VERY very happy independence day...
we made it! 61 years! yayy!

Ferrin B said...

finally! i think theres something wrong with your comment section saim! ive been trying to post a comment since so long but the page just wont open!

anyway i read the post long time ago...wishing you too a VERY very happy independence day...
we made it! 61 years! yayy!

comfortably numb said...

@ferrin
yes 61 long years...*way to go*
btw...dunno abt d comment section, no one else has complained...maybe it was a temporary thingy.

Keshi said...

Happy Indep. Day CN!

Im glad u gave a realistic view of India and it's journey since her Independence.

All the best for the future of India!

Keshi.

Sach! said...

http://sachi-mahajan.blogspot.com/2008/08/gclaasy-tag.html

you're tagged!

jaldi jaldi complete kar lena :)

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