Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Happy 60 - India! My notes...

It is the 60th birthday of my beloved nation today.

Today's day is significant. The question I am pondering over is what does it mean to me?

Amongst a lot of things, one thing stands out for and has been resonating through my mind a lot.

Giving and thinking beyond one's self - the independence day echoes the message of giving to the nation and society.

Yesterday I saw back to back movies - Gandhi, my father and Chak De India which also has the message of giving yourself for the "greater good beyond your own self"
Impressive movies - enjoyed it! A must see for everyone.

Another thing which I found impressive is the lead campaign of timesofindia. The first page of yesterday's newspaper is really cool.

Some excerpts:

Two simple letters.

Place them side by side however, and they form a word potent enough to turn a mass of people into a nation.

The last time we decided to Do or Die it changed the map of the world. Today, the eyes of the world are on us again. So what are we going to do?

Thinking may be a great way of getting things started. But DOING is the only way to get things done.

And lets face it. You are never really caught a in a traffic jam. You are the traffic jam.

So lets stop basking in our glorious past or day dreaming about our great future. Lets start by dominating today.

And domination starts with DO.

Check more about the entire campaign here

A lot of debate can go on whether India has been truly free - 6 is how Youth of India scores on a freedom index of one to ten when asked how free they feel in a recent poll.

In the last 60 years, a lot has grown. I was talking to one of my school friends and he said - "India is at a position which no other nation has reached". And it is true. The situation is pretty complex if you see the management of this country. But amongst all the complexities, the nation can significantly prosper if the passion and will to grow more and solve the underlying challenges of the country comes from within the people. Do those small things, not throw garbage on streets etc. think beyond your own self and I am sure you will be a BIG help in moving the nation forward.

Small cities, states can prosper if its people are willing to do so. I have seen great examples of cities like say a Surat who has come out of serious diseases like plague, heavy floods etc. and that too within a span of couple of years but talking to people - it all boiled down to that the people in that city wanted to make a change and that's how it happened.

So start with the man in the mirror!

Once again a historic moment for India today - Happy Independence Day to India and all the Indians.


Prabs said...

Thanks so much for posting this! Sitting in the US I didn't really know what the mood in the country is. But after going through the link of TOI I am proud again of the media agencies in the US. I feel such initiatives are very positive moulding forces/influences on what people think and do.

Gauri said...

I just wanted to say that CHak De is an amaaaazzzzziiing movie!! And dude, i completely see why you made that comparisan!!especially after the cene in Mc. Donalds!!!!!!
BTW, that girl is my classmate from MCM!!
And now as i have already told u sooo many times bfore WATCH IQBAL!!! I totally relate Iqbal to You (MCB!)

Anonymous said...

As soon as it saw me, it began anchoring its huge claws into the solid rock floor, and whipping its spiked
tail back and forth like an agitated cat. Dragon Experience is the
only truly Independent Transport & accommodation network in China.
But the essential question that millions
worldwide have been wondering is: Are the present times truly a
safer place to survive.

ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 12.21
sac burberry, converse pas cher, air max, michael kors outlet, air max, north face, nike huaraches, new balance pas cher, nike tn, nike free pas cher, louboutin, nike blazer, michael kors, sac longchamp pas cher, sac guess, longchamp, abercrombie and fitch, timberland, hogan outlet, nike free, michael kors pas cher, mulberry, ralph lauren, true religion outlet, true religion jeans, true religion jeans, oakley pas cher, nike trainers, lululemon outlet online, air jordan, polo lacoste, true religion outlet, nike air force, nike air max, ray ban pas cher, hollister, vans pas cher, longchamp, north face, replica handbags, nike roshe, coach outlet store online, michael kors uk, air max pas cher, coach purses, polo ralph lauren, hollister, vanessa bruno, nike roshe run pas cher, ray ban sunglasses

ninest123 Ninest said...

oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, ugg boots clearance, tiffany and co, chanel handbags, ugg outlet, nike shoes, gucci outlet, oakley sunglasses cheap, air max, louboutin, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, longchamp handbags, michael kors outlet online sale, rolex watches, prada handbags, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors outlet, prada outlet, cheap uggs, louboutin outlet, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes, cheap oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, burberry outlet, uggs, tory burch outlet, ray ban sunglasses, replica watches, longchamp handbags, tiffany and co, polo ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren outlet, burberry outlet, air max, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet stores, oakley sunglasses, nike free, louis vuitton handbags, uggs outlet, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet

ninest123 Ninest said...

north face outlet, abercrombie, giuseppe zanotti, new balance shoes, north face jackets, mont blanc, iphone 6s plus cases, valentino shoes, vans shoes, iphone 6s cases, instyler, asics running shoes, babyliss pro, ghd, ray ban, oakley, chi flat iron, iphone 6 cases, soccer jerseys, bottega veneta, insanity workout, gucci, ferragamo shoes, hollister clothing store, air max, herve leger, soccer shoes, vans, celine handbags, nike roshe run, lululemon outlet, jimmy choo outlet, s6 case, mcm handbags, p90x, baseball bats, ipad cases, nfl jerseys, timberland boots, birkin bag, iphone cases, beats by dre, abercrombie and fitch, reebok outlet, ralph lauren, air max, converse, mac cosmetics, louboutin, iphone 5s cases, iphone 6 plus cases, wedding dresses

ninest123 Ninest said...

louis vuitton, swarovski crystal, toms shoes, canada goose, swarovski, ugg, barbour, wedding dresses, montre homme, links of london, moncler, supra shoes, ugg boots, hollister, pandora charms, canada goose, pandora charms, moncler, ugg, doke gabbana, canada goose, louis vuitton uk, moncler, juicy couture, moncler, pandora jewelry, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, moncler, canada goose, moncler, louis vuitton, marc jacobs, karen millen, sac louis vuitton, moncler, converse shoes, canada goose uk, coach outlet store online, sac lancel, canada goose jackets, sac louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, canada goose outlet, rolex watches, thomas sabo, ugg pas cher, moncler outlet, barbour, ugg
ninest123 12.21