Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Being Independent

What does being independent mean to you... Is it the right to do anything and everything the way you want to or to live alone or never being questioned or take decisions on your own or when you start working or you have the right to go about anywhere without anyone's intervention....

Yesterday was our Independence Day and as we enter into the 60th year, I believe a lot of things have changed since then.... We are independent but in what way.. The British have left us but we are still stuck in other boundaries of caste, creed, racial discrimination and other factors... Since then there are wars, problems, tensions... Who would have thought that one day even traveling would become such a safety hazard... I believe we may have become independent of any other ruler but we are confined in a different prison now and it is quite sad.... For me this day reminds again of the sacrifice of the freedom fighters and not to forget our defence forces who are still protecting us from intruders......

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