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Saffron, white and green

’tis that time of the year again when patriotism is in the air; the tri-colour all over headlines and timelines.

The one thing that binds all Indians together irrespective of religion, caste and creed.

It may be short-lived in this modern world, but it is genuine – something that brings the worldwide Indian community closer; something that makes us proud.

You can take an Indian out of India, but you can never take India out of an Indian.

The one time when the sense of patriotism supercedes all the ills that plague us.

The I-day school march past in childhood, the jalebi, the national anthem – pleasant memories. 🙂

Long Live India. Jai ho!

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indias-64th-independence-day/article572547.ece#im-image-0
Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indias-64th-independence-day/article572547.ece#im-image-0
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Racists & Rapists – Unnecessary Evils

At a time when the world’s largest democracy marches forward under the leadership of a new government, expectations are high and patience is low. The change of leadership has yet to show its impact on the rising atrocities against a certain gender and a certain race.

The rising rate of rapes and racial discrimination against the North-East is not just concerning, but alarming. India was recently labelled as the worst place to live for a woman among the G20 countries by The Guardian. Meanwhile, politicians don’t seem to be helping the matter. Either they are not aware or they just don’t care. As long as the votes keep coming…

While one part of the globe is witnessing warring countries, another part is witnessing war of a different kind. Rife with increasing cases of rape and racial discrimination. India is at war with itself.

We celebrate our 68th Independence Day on 15th August, 2014.

What are we celebrating for? We were freed from one tyrant only to be ruled by another. Only difference – the present day villain resides in the minds and therefore harder to banish.

An introspection is in order. Urgently.

For a nation that aspires to be a superpower one day, issues such as these will simply hold us down. A lot needs to be done. Wake up countrymen…

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
– Mahatma Gandhi
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That moment when Sharapova said “I don’t.”

“Do you know Sardara Singh?”

“Nope. Who is that?”

“He is the captain of our national hockey team.”

“Oh okay.”

 

“How about Jonah Lomu or Kieran Read?”

“No idea sirji. 

“They are amongst the all-time legends of rugby.”

“Cool.. So what?”

 

A few days back a Russian tennis star responded similarly to a question, “Do you know Sachin Tendulkar?” Continue reading That moment when Sharapova said “I don’t.”