Sunday, August 12, 2012


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Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
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.

Sometimes I wonder; what Rabindranath Tagore had in mind, when he wrote this poetry ? What did martyrs of India expect, when they fought for India's freedom ? It was certainly not this country they laid their life for! 
Only yesterday; while reading about Assam issues & protests in Mumbai against them, I thought that British rule was better than current situation in India  !
Ministry of Defence has issued an alert for our Independence Day. It is becoming a regular habit with MOD to issue alerts. All our festivals are celebrated under the shadow of terrorism & what are our ministers doing ? They are busy in scams, corruption & blame game ! They don't care for a common man.
They are trying to prove Churchill right ! Remember what he said ?
 "Power in India will go to the hands of rascals; while all will be rogues, freebooters and jackals.
The leaders will be of low caliber and men of straw and they hide their dirty hearts as if________ 
They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts while in mischief making they find ways of all sorts. They will fight among themselves for position and power and the nation would fall down the high and steep tower. 
India in political squabbles would be eternally lost and the day is not far off and it would occur very fast.
Day would come when taxed would be water and air; while for these leaders in India all would be seen as fair."
When a common man goes out for work in the morning; he is not sure, if he will safely reach back his home in the evening ! Who cares !
Whenever a festival comes; I keep switching to news channels whole day...for the fear of any unforeseen incident happening & when the day passes without any such incident; I breathe a sigh of relief !  
Still I have faith in people of India. Though we have different cultures; we can relate well to each other. Let us unite & don't let these selfish & corrupt politicians divide & use us for their vote-banks. ( No, I am not giving a speech here...just a thought....)
खींच दो अपने खूँ से ज्ञमीन पर लकीर
इस तरफ आने पाये न रावण कोई
तोड़ दो अगर हाथ उठने लगे
छूने पाये न सीता का दामन कोई
राम भी तुम तुम्हीं लक्षमण साथियों....


debajyoti said...

totally agree with you Vimla and i don't see things changing soon. it's not only politicians, it's people around us as well. how many people you see who are not corrupt, who are not self-centered, and who have unbiased opinions. where do politicians come from? they are one amongst us and the system and people in general support such scoundrels, and that's why they are ruling us.

V. Khawani said...

Do you know, Debajyoti, that is the reason, I did not feel like wishing anyone today ?!
as I put my facebook status today...
On 15th August, 1947 India got freedom; but at which cost ? If the martyrs, who laid their life for India’s freedom had known the outcome of freedom, wouldn’t they have preferred British rule for another 200 years ??...No, I am not downgrading their courage & sacrifice; just wondering….
Still....Happy Independence Day to all those who love India...

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