The true Indian Spirit

So, again it’s time for August 15th spirit. Time to post the tiny Indian tricolor flag wherever possible. Spreading the famous freedom and patriotism quotes/messages among all the known ones. Tweets, Inbox, Mailbox everywhere its INDIA INDIA. “I love my India”. “Proud to be an Indian” and all such statements are used without being understood. All Radio and TV channels play every existing songs and movies on India and Freedom. Some go a step further and even make documentaries on the day’s legend. Yet after all the glory, the day will pass and on 16th dawn people will wake up to the same old monotony. A minute spent on thoughts about nation, delays in catching the cab or dropping off the child to school or talking to a friend. Now no one has that much time. Pacing up with the reality seems more important. Eventually we will forget the pomp, till Aug 15th Next year.

Yes as most of my friends say and would say I completely agree with the theory. But just for a moment, let’s forget that Aug 15th is there in the calendar. Yes No quotes, No wishes, No messages, No songs, No TV shows, No movies.. WOW.. sounds good.. Just like any other ordinary day. Years pass on like this. 50+ years!! ANOTHER 5-8 PROBABLY.. Generations vanish.. New blood arrives. They wouldn’t know what is to be a slave, What it is to be under someone’s control, What it is to lose ourselves.. or even if they know.. they wouldn’t know what it is to break through, What is a struggle, and What it takes to stand for our rights and fight for it. So what’s the difference?

Indian Colors

The tricolor

If we assume it was like this for past 50+ years, now we are the new blood. We don’t know what it is. It does feel awkward to me. Thanks to our previous generation. They did celebrate August 15th, Thanks to them they did some wonderful TV shows and movies like “Legend of Bhagath Singh”, “Rang de Basanti” and many more.. Thanks to them for composing songs like “Janda ooncha rahe hamara”, “Saare jahan se acha”, “Vande mataram”, “Maa tuje Salam”.. Thanks for each of those tri color flags we got to see in every nuke and corner of the street which always made our inner self feel proud.. Thanks to all those documentaries and books that gave us the life of Gandhi, Nehru, Subhash, Bhagat, Rajguru at al. Thanks for “Independence Day” which reminds us all this.. Which gives us a day to dedicate our time to revive all this and re-assure that “Indian”ness is still alive in us.. to think of and salute all the great people who are behind the freedom what we are enjoying today (Yes I used it right, as we don’t know what is to be a slave, we never know the true value of freedom) .

So please friends, Don’t spoil the mood by looking into the faults and cons of our system. Don’t be cynical and say “Patriotism should be in us everyday” or “Why we need Independence Day and show it off on one particular day”. Cut the crap.. CELEBRATE… It’s the day India got rebirth. Indians Won. It’s for this day that many sacrificed their families, lives, It’s the day we became free.. Remember freedom is necessary even to get corrupted. Celebrate the glory.. Be a true Indian. Let’s carry this spirit and pomp to our next generations and the let the new blood change everything. As Swami Vivekananda once dreamt India will definitely shine. On this day let’s be truly “Proud to be INDIAN”.

Happy Independence Day.



  • Arjun August 13, 2010 at 16:54

    Nice post there dude. Keep writing !

  • Divya August 13, 2010 at 16:56

    Very Nice…. Suhas 🙂
    Happy Independence day!!!!!!!!

  • Raaki August 14, 2010 at 12:38

    nice one suhas, liked it… we should think over..

  • sharmila August 14, 2010 at 21:35

    We became free sounds less to me…. i ve decided to call August 15th plain “The British Butchered ” than independence day…. that gives more excitement to celebrate! it just reminds all events right from 1857 to non cooperation where British were educated of Indian strength and integrity from Jhansi Rani to Savarkar who revolted in their own ways against the British dominance

  • Shwetha August 15, 2010 at 09:58

    Hey tht was really awesome, loved it especially the ‘cut the crap’ part -rightly said ………would give 4/5 stars 😀

  • Suhas August 15, 2011 at 10:51

    Thanks a lot Ceekay, Divya, Raaki and Arjun!!! Shammi, “The british butchered”.. realy true!! 🙂

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