Happy Freedom, India!

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70 years of freedom; Is my country awake and without fear to ascend into the heaven of freedom?
Happy Independence Day, India!

Here are a few evergreen thoughts of patriotism:



The world is asleep no more. It is watching India grow.


A new world was coming into being that night, the world that will go with us across the threshold of the new millennium, a world of awakening continents and peoples, of new and often conflicting dreams and aspirations. An excerpt from the Preface of the 50th year edition of 'Freedom at Midnight' by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins:



Looming as the backdrop to that dramatic moment was the contrast between two Indias. First, the India of the imperial legend dying that night...
Then, there was the new India coming into formal existence with the approaching dawn, a nation often beset by famine and frustration, struggling towards modernity and industrial power through the burden of her multiplicity of peoples, cultures, tongues and religions.

Another excerpt from the Preface of the 50th year edition of 'Freedom at Midnight' by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins:



Best wishes and fantastic celebrations!

~ Ray and Rumi








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