Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Independence Day

On the occasion of Independence Day, I am reminded of the following track by Pink Floyd - A Great Day for Freedom.
 
Some sections of the lyrics below -
 
On the day the wall came down
They threw the locks onto the ground
And with glasses high we raised a cry for freedom had arrived
 
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Now life devalues day by day
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And theres a change that, even with regret, cannot be undone
 

11 comments:

drisyadrisya said...

135 years since Sri Aurobindo was born... here are some of his quotes

"Spirituality is India's only politics and Sanathana Dharma its only Swaraj"

"India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples"

"Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite"....

"She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, - truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence"

drisyadrisya said...

"The Genius of India" based on Aurobindo's writings....

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4430137168180206995

Harish said...

Happy Independence Day to all my friends here..

I just want to rephrase what the Guardian of UK said in its special edition in our 60th year of independence " The best place to be born in th 21st century is India"...

Lets cherish our Independence and make sure we never ever lose that again...

KapiDhwaja said...

Happy Independence Day, Dear All! Towards a 'Suvarna' Bharat...

srikanth said...

The nuclear deal will be scrapped if India conducts a nuclear test! This was stated in no uncertain terms by a US State Dept spokesman, fortunately for us, much to the discomfiture of the PM, who has been trying to seal the deal by hook or crook. I think the deal is dead now. Thank God!

Read the story in
http://www.samachar.com/showurl.php?rurl=http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=90858&news=`N-deal%20will%20be%20scrapped%20if%20India%20conducts%20test`&pubDate=Wed%2C+15+Aug+2007+02%3A48%3A01+GMT&keyword=indexp_home

Sage said...

Wish you all a happy I-Day as well, remember "Eternal vigilance is price of freedom."

Sage said...

It's weird that Nationalist's blog is quiet on 60th Independence day. What's up with it?

slim_shady said...

Happy Independence Day!

siva said...

60 years of “independence” with no freedom, where is the happiness in that?

karyakarta92 said...

I'm sorry but I do not share the excessive enthusiasm of some on this "independence". India is really only a half-independent, half-sovereign country and even that fractional sovereignty is in peril due to the emasculating nuclear "deal", relentless demographic warfare by Muslims,
determined proselytisation by christist missionaries & the ever expanding Maoist menace.
Yes, the 15th of August has some symbolic value, namely the commemoration of the limey eviction from India, but that's about it. There are much more larger and serious issues to be confronted.

Arvind said...

I agree with karyakarta. Jawaharlal Nehru grabbed power on this day and people get excited about it. It makes no difference to me whether the last Englishman in India grabbed power, Communists grabbed power, or the Brits grabbed power. They are all the same. Why feel excited about it?