It's not freedom, it's Free-Dum, free strength of dirty politics, which we as citizens of India, continue to suffer from since the time of Independence on August 15, 1947. We will become free only when our society is ridden of corruption.
ON AUGUST 15, 2012, India
celebrated its 66th Independence Day with gusto. I am sure on unfurling the Tricolor along with the National Anthem and patriotic songs being sung, every Indian experienced a sense of pride and honor for their motherland.
To some it might be another National Day, but for a few, it is more than just a holiday. We have crossed 65 summers and walked a long, long way to where today India is standing. India is a place where we can see “saree” and “sedan” together or side by side. Though, there has been an influx of products and “home delivery” syndrome plagued by foreign brands whose ostensible purpose is free service, but real goal is to gain popularity and imbibe the gospel of modernism, we are content with mother’s recipe.
India has embraced modern technology, but still retained its down to earth thinking and mores. Talk about space research, education, and infrastructure, there has been a complete metamorphism - compared to what we had a decade or so ago, but I personally still feel a paucity in the rural growth and development.
Corruption is another area of concern. Corruption is like a ball of snow; once it sets rolling it must increase - Charles Caleb, correctly remarked. Though we are enjoying freedom, we can savor the real freedom only when corruption is eradicated from our society.