Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Happy Independence Day -- have we lost it?

This is what the man at the counter told me and my dad when we went to an electronics shop to check cell phone prices yesterday - "Happy Independence day saar." Happy  Independence day? Since when did August 15 become a festival? This day is supposed to be the day when we were freed from the shackles of the Brits. This is the day when India turned into a senior citizen. This is the day when we celebrate 60 years as a "democracy." But "Happy Independence day?" I even got a few attachments about the same topic.

Over the past few years, the significance of August 15 has begun to diminish.. It's that one day of the year where you can turn into a chest thumping, flag carrying patriot , watch loads of crappy entertainment programmes of the boob tube( as if we don't for the rest of the 364 days) and shout Jai Hind till you croak... sounds corny but true.

But Happy Independence Day? No....!!!

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Blogger Ankit Sud said...

dont mind but typical, why cant we not crib about it and celebrate , if wishing someone makes him feel patriotic or happy thats reason enough for me to do it.

I believe it was nice of that shop keeper to wish you.

1:11 PM  

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