Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Indipendence Day

Independence day this year was different. Standing on British soil, we a bunch of 70 odd Indians got together in a meeting room of our office. We shared our views about freedom. We had a quiz about independence and India. And finally we stood together to sing our national anthem. I closed my eyes and started singing aloud to feel all around me different accents(Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi,Bengali and all) singing along in the same tune and in harmony.

I discovered a new Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka this independence day. I discovered India. I had goose bumps and I felt, suddenly, proud to be Indian.

Jai Hind.

9 comments:

Lalit said...

the heading of the post....typo...or is supposed to be that way...

phoenix said...

whoa!

away from home yet the feeling is there

feels proud to even read it

great going!

Edu Sousa said...

Oh Independence Day, a good day to think about all things!
Here, in Brasil, it's not very commemorated.. =/
Actually, nobody knows that day this is commemorated here, yeah, it's true! unhappyly

well.. bye bye
see u and abraços! [hags brazilian]

wildflower said...

Ya...i know goose bumps, i have them too...when i see war movies & watch matches /movies & Of cors while singing our anthem...

we feel the patriotism on few occasions...n that's such a tragedy :D

wildflower said...

PS:
i liked the title of the post :P

The Ancient Mariner said...

@Edu: You don't have to have widely celebrated independence day to celebrate freedom. Its good if you have but otherwise a simple thanks to those who have made your nation so great would do just fine. Thats what I think.

@Wildflower: Thanks. It is true that we feel our patriotism on very few occasions. But those are the moments which make our lives.

Shveta Sharma said...

Hey a good read buddy...Awesome pictures...Apt title and amazing way to co relate it with India...

Shveta Sharma said...

oops dat comment is both for the Independnce day an the Isle of Skye... looks like i got too overwhelmed that i mixed up the two in the end ;)

Kaushik Chatterji said...

Nice title, if it's intentional. The feeling you've described, I can only imagine - you can only experience it if you're not in your country.