Monday, January 28, 2013

India without Indians



While reading an e-paper something dubious struck me- India celebrated its 64th Republic Day on 26 January 2013. Was it true? Did India really celebrate its Republic Day on that specific date? I searched Google, opened Facebook and looked for some more e-papers. Surprisingly,  India celebrated its Republic Day on 26 January 2013 and even called dignitaries from other (neighboring) countries as state guest to witness the ridicule. 

Still, I wasn’t convinced; this time I looked for better alternatives and browsed quality blogs. Now, I found the missing link that connected all the dots. India without Indians celebrated the republic day. Politicians, Bureaucrats, Businessmen and Government officials were all present while Indian Flag was unfurled except the Indians.

Three questions are bound to arise in your mind. Aren’t the puppets of democracy mention above Indians? Why aren’t the Indians celebrating their own Republic Day? What are Indians unto at by skipping Republic Day? The answer is simple and precise. Pumpkins don’t waste such beneficial moments and other present were duty bounded.

And, for Indians, it wasn’t a momentous day. For them it was yet another day to fight with all odds to win their daily bread. Indians were scattered in either hunt for living or busy fighting for justice. Few intellectuals among them were speaking for liberty of expression, belief and faith, and others demanding equality of status and opportunity.  In all they weren’t celebrating Republic Day. Indians were busy adapting themselves with increasing level of corruption, crimes and religious intolerance. They were happily engaged with either cricket or bollywood. 

Sadly, they weren't celebrating their own Republic Day!

26 comments:

  1. True. There is never any celebration during republic day. Not after I finished school

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    1. even in school days we used to hate those long marches.

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  2. I agree Rachit. We have practically lost the significance of 26th Jan. Its just another holiday!

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  3. You are right, the significance of such an important day today seems to be lost in the basic struggle for our very survival.

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    1. Even I think we should work more on days of national importance to send a positive message around the globe.

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  4. गणतंत्र दिवस की सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं!

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  5. helloo!! long time. missed blogspot and all the blogs i used to follow including urs.
    What you have written is so true. we have put some much of us around us, that we see the bigger and the actual picture no more. nor do we try too. sad. but true.

    p.s. ive made myself a new blog. so follow http://alive-scribbles.blogspot.com/ and keep posting. =)

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    1. Even I am not very much active over blogosphere. Well, I am following your new blog too :)

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  6. How can we when we have to earn a meal and protect ourselves from the ever increasing crime? And as you said, in the free time, we would rather entertain ourselves.

    Hard Hitting!

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    1. We celebrate Deepawali because we love it from bottom of our heart, government should understand the difference.

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  7. I have boycotted the republic day now onwards...we all know the reality of our system..the gangrape of that innocent 23 yr old delhi girl has shook me from inside and I feel ashamed of my society.

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  8. Well...there is always different angles to it. I am sure, deep down, we are thankful to be able to live a decent livelihood, unlike countries in civil war/poverty etc etc. If we are getting on with our lives during republic days or independence day, it shows that we are living the life we ought to. This is what our ancestors fought for, to be able to do what you want, to be able to live your dreams, to lead every day as it comes. The very fact we are carrying on with our daily lives gives meaning to such historic days.

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    1. Our ancestors though and fought for a different India from what now it has turned into. thanks for commenting :)

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  9. it's more like an ordinary holiday these days...
    feelings are gone.. I don't know who to blame :P

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    1. None to blame... the day lost the essence just because its a government holiday and not a public, literally :P

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  10. It seems more like the politicians, Govt & media celebrate Republic, n yes for us, its a holiday.. interestingly i'm not ashamed, though i do believe in indians, have lost trust in the "system" way back..!

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    1. It feels good when someone says I still trust the system.

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  11. I expressed the same thoughts on my post on Republic Day. You are right, the parade was a ritual, the Indian heart was missing.

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  12. yes agree with
    excellent post

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  13. ecellent post, thank you to post it.

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