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Monday, August 15, 2011

INDIA's 65th. INDEPENDENCE DAY: Really free? Are we?


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Supriya Jha, zeenews.india.com / Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011, 21:31.

Really free? Are we?

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance."

It’s been sixty four long years since these golden words floated throughout the free Indian ether when on the midnight of August 14, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of an independent India made a ‘tryst with destiny’ heralding the freedom from shackles of colonialism, freedom from a foreign hand rule, freedom from tyranny suffered at the hands of the firangi robbers who looted us.

Do you breathe freedom rushing in through the windows of a train, without specks of panic accompanying…. Panicking about many dangerous what ifs?

What if your train is crossing through a Naxal niche and etc...?

What if your sinister train is rushing over a bridge, the credentials of whose strength and durability are just as ‘strong’ as a government shaken by a sea of allegations.

Do you feel free to purchase your dream home without worrying about the intricate legalities involved? Can you get your tiny trots admitted into a fine school or get your gas connections transferred or avail a scholarship for higher studies without getting terrorized by the spectre of red tapism.

The humongous paperwork poses as a tough riddle in the way of your rosy dreams meeting reality, with the red tapes throttling you, whose grip, can then be slackened only by greasing few greedy palms with green notes.

Though its absolutely true, that in any case we are better than we were during British rule. At least we have indigenous despots now and we have the power to choose them as well!

Today we are a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic and republic India – with a little bit of corruption adulterated in each of the above salient feature.

We are Sovereign – under pure Indian rule. We are free to travel anywhere within India, without restrictions? Yes? Think again!

You travel all the way to Mumbai only to tolerate the tantrums of a self acclaimed custodian of Marathi maanoos, who keeps on spewing acerbic rants on non-Marathis, and vandalising discotheques, pubs, etc in the name of moral policing.

Even West Bengal has in past reverberated with the echoes of non-Bengali ko baire koro (oust the non-Bengalis).

We also had a Railway Minister who kept chanting Bengal, Bengal, and meting out an apparently step mother treatment to the remaining country. Thankfully she has now shifted her cabin to her bastion, swearing to change the face of Bengal.


01) Good Work, Supriya!  

02) Its no solace that we are now robbed by Native Despots, after dislodging the Foreign Ones, some 65 Years ago!

03) People are waking up and those Local Depots better be aware or they all will be dealt with appropriately!!

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