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August 15, 2013 / subramanyam

Happy Independence day …….

          On every Independence day, I normally I look up to the prime ministers address to the nation, did not watch the one today. After all what is there to look up and celebrate!!!! Is there some thing in this country that’s not misused, robbed,scammed or spammed !!!! 

          Look at the last one year, remember Nirbhaya !!! remember the countless women who had a similar fate and remember the stupid comments made by some politicians with regard to such cases. I can’t resist asking the question “are they sane ???” Than, we had land scam, coal scam, helicopter scam, 2G scam, housing scam,teaching scam, solar scam, truck scam…… was anything spared from scams in this nation!!!!

          Chinese troops come for casual strolls into our territory and Pakistani military/militants/non-state elements kill our jawans, not to mention the bomb blasts that rock our country….. What a security for the citizens of the nation sir!!!!

          With our economy at a near 1991 situation and the government speaking about populist measures and taking hasty decisions—-dear brothers and sisters of this nation, where are we headed to???

          Yesterday in the Toastmasters meeting, the Table Topics master asked me to speak about Sri Rabindranath Tagore. That great man once said 

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high        225px-Tagore3
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.”

          There cannot be a better time for all of us to remember these lines once again rededicate our selves to the cause of the country. 

         Probably the only good thing that’s happening in this country is that the young Indians are becoming more and more politically aware and active these days — With a hope that we would be the change and see the change we wish to see in this nation, Happy Independence day….


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