Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Freedom!

Some time over 60 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi realized what he was fighting for - a nation that now aims to become a superpower by 2010; a nation that has patriotism and extremism growing day by day, every minute, every hour of the day.

An aftermath of the RDB effect, people realize that the immediate government is suddenly responsible for any and everything that goes wrong - be it a man trying to commit suicide or a person being fired from his job.
Of course, it's reason enough to think that way when a series of events, circling criminal cops and addicted politicians, hits the front page like an axe hitting a tree. But is it reason enough to call it out on a protest and rush up to India Gate?

I, for one, support the fact that we are moving to a stage of awakening, but blaming the system responsible for everything wrong just won't cut the mustard. In fact, what it will do is make it worse, because by blaming it, we forget the fact that we're the ones who choose and make up the system, but end up throwing our fists in the air with anger moving in the wrong direction.
We, as the next generation, have in us what it takes to move India to what it dreams about, therefore it is our duty to understand that running up to national monuments to show a sign of protest doesn't do what we actually want it to do.

Protest is a weapon to reckon with, and by using it like there's no tomorrow, we are actually not going to be able to use it tomorrow. And today, just give it a break.
Forget the fact that half our politicians don't know Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi by his name. Lose the controversy that falsely circles remix gals. Let go of the belief that a candle march up to The Gate will speed up justice.
Today, look up to the orange, white and green, and salute it for what it is - The Bird of Gold which isn't far from sunshine; the nation that produces more engineers and doctors than any other; the nation that first bribes and then shows what they've caught on hidden camera.
The nation and the nationality that I'm proud to be? Sure, India rocks!

So today, give it a salute. Let your eyes speak out Vande Matram, and scream out "Lose Control!". Today, go ahead and fly a kite.

13 comments:


  1. wooooo!!!

    Happy independence day.....

    arey wah...reaallly true and wellll ritten....mature point of view.. :)

    (rememba, i always asked you to rite something positive...!)

    keep up da gooooddd workz...greeat!!

    vande mataram... :D

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  2. qhappy belated independence day!!
    there are some controversial and highly debatable points in this particular piece.
    very nice nevertheless!!

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  3. superb dude.. Great write up.. Written with lot of emotions.. All i can say is belated happy independence day..

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  4. its so patriotic dear..
    jai hind!!!
    n hope will we soon a new face of india...

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  5. A bird of Gold it is. One that has stood up and braved the price for its freedom.
    sAP

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  6. @aakarsh:
    thankoo

    @khadli:
    happy belated I-day to you, too!
    wait. controversial? Is that a good thing?

    @garcia:
    thank you, thank you :)

    @vibhor:
    :D Hope to see a new face as well :D
    A pretty one while we're at it :P

    @sap:
    amen.

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  7. lol... its good in some aspects. it inspires debates and i think that's a good sign... so, it is good. there are some points where i completely disagree. open for a debate then?

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  8. people in India are forever protesting for one thing or another. I guess Indians have too much free time on their hands.

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  9. wonderfuuuullll article and great thought.

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  10. great content ! Time up for a new post..hows new college life. ??

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  11. @khadli:
    Debate it is. Let's go. :P

    @ruchika:
    Time. One loves to see he's never short of it, and the other hates to find he's hanging on the edge.
    Plus, some try to reach its cover :P

    @anonymous:
    :)

    @axiomate:
    thanks a ton! :D
    oh and I think you mean new school :P

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  12. ok i'm coming out of blog retirement temporarily now....awesome post...happy independance day(bloody belated) to you/

    everything these days is getting complicated...earlier studnet protests were considered heroic and were used as examples to inspire everyone.
    but a few people using violence under the pretext of student protests to remove a ban on say cell phones on campus is nto only distasteful ut also ruins the sanctity of "student protests"
    nice post kiddo...keep it up!

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