13 February, 2010

My Name Is India

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My name is India.

A Hindi film releases on my land. Instead of breaking barriers and promoting harmony, it itself gets barriered.  Some say it's the IPL factor, while others assert the 'Marathi Manoos' domination. Shah Rukh Khan and Balasaheb Thackeray, two major personalities participate in 'The Clash Of The Titans'. Chaos. Violence. Anger. Discrimination. Vengeance.

My name is India.

Voices and opinions boil up. Discussions fill up with controversy and rage. The public speaks up. I can notice a change in my people's thinking. There is a revolution about to take place. My people are turning stronger day by day. 


My name is India.

I place faith in my youngsters. They are having hope in their brains than dope in their veins. I see aggression in their eyes and high ambitions in their minds. The Conscience is developing...


My name is India.

I am imperfect due to certain unwanted elements. Corruption. Poverty. Unemployment. Social Evils. These elements are good and temporary. Development needs them. They are just challenging phases. This too shall pass!


My name is India.

The masses are now aware. About injustice strangling me. About terrorism destroying my beauty. About slow governments disrespecting me. My people are going to save me, once they get going. I can observe anger (for witnessing injustice), frustration (for being helpless) and patriotism in my dear people. The time is coming. Those condemning and inspiring ideas shall soon manifest into action. 

My name is India.

My name is Sharma. My name is Khan. My name is Singh. My name is Thomas. I have a billion names with a billion ideas.

My name is India.

...And what's yours?