Interdependence day




What did Mahathma Gandhi’s hard work give India on August 15th ?

A holiday.

Today anything can be interpreted the way you did not mean, that’s the freedom many have. You are standing in attention to the national anthem, it itches somewhere and you scratch and a camera picks it up, you can be gone. An over enthusiast can act against you to show how serious they are of patriotism. For some if you talk against terrorist, you can be anti national, for others if you talk for, you can be anti national. Politically national.

You are in a democratic country which got independence from the white British in 1947 and continued to be a slave of Brown coloured  babus. It is the 20% who made the 80% toil for them and lived

The right to freedom is there, not for you, you ordinary blokes, it is there for a selected few. There is freedom to protest for the unlawful, the terrorists and the anti nationals. There is human right activists to take care of their rights.

There is freedom to kill in the name of religion. There is freedom to question the freedom and the methods of the defence forces to protect the country. There is freedom to throw stones at the army and destroy public properties. There is freedom to break the country to protect your political title. There is freedom to shut the voices of the weak and the protesting.

There is freedom to build  wealth for you, your family  and many a next generation. There is freedom to ruin your country with the help of your enemy country. There is freedom to put aside irritants and push disputes for immediate gains, under the carpet.

70 years and people are fighting to be backward to go forward. Every political party becomes irresponsible when in opposition. Corruption stops development, development can stop corruption.

At mid night , we the travelers in a KSRTC bus to Mookambika temple in Kolloor, were awakened by someone talking loudly. Some passengers were annoyed for being disturbed and shouted at the conductor, what the hell.” Sir, today is the 50th anniversary of our independence, Jai hind”, he said and started distributing chocolates, which he had bought with his money, to every one in the bus. All the irritations in the bus turned into shame for disrespecting a patriot whom no body knew.  Murthy was and still is his name, it got etched into my memory, to stay for ever. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary, my remembrance and salute to him on every 15th August, since the 50th.

Freedom, that will take us above poverty level, access to  education, health and welfare, when the head of the state can walk freely on the street along with the common man, calls for celebration.

Music, art, culture, sports, development unites us, where as Religion, ego divides us.  Once some one is elected, give them a free hand  to rule.  Opposition is not putting obstacles, it should be constructive criticism and guidance.The need is to keep the country secular, not at the cost of individual’s freedom,  every religion should respect each other and go forward hand in hand with a common national law. Country first, then religion or state or language, any order.

In spite of the sorry state, India is among the great, we highlight the negatives.  Dr Abdul kalam says.

” Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?

We are the first in milk production.

We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.

We are the second largest producer of wheat.

We are the second largest producer of rice.

Look at Dr. Sudarshan, he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self driving unit.

There are millions of such achievements “

I am sure we are on our way to get every individual above the poverty level, have access to education, health and wellness, with a roof above their head.

I do not achieve anything on my own neither you. We are living and achieving together. We are all dependent on each other.  Call it independence day, celebrate  interdependence day.

Some of the forwards I received :

National anthem,  word by word meaning..

Jana            = People

Gana            = Group

Mana           = Mind

Adhinayaka= Leader

Jaya He      = Victory

Bharata       = India

Bhagya       = Destiny

Vidhata      = Disposer

Punjaba     = Punjab

Sindhu       = Indus

Gujarata    = Gujarat

Maratha    = Marathi Maharashtra

Dravida      = South

Utkala        = Orissa

Banga        = Bengal

Vindhya     =Vindhyas

Himachal   =Himalay

Yamuna     = Yamuna

Ganga        = Ganges

Uchchhala = Moving

Jaladhi      = Ocean

Taranga    = Waves

Tava          = Your

Shubh    =Auspicious

Naame = name

Jage     = Awaken

Tava     = Your

Shubha      = Auspicious

Aashisha = Blessings

Maage     = Ask

Gaahe      = Sing

Tava        = Your

Jaya        = Victory

Gatha      = Song

Jana       = People

Gana      = Group

Mangala = Fortune

Dayaka   = Giver

Jay He    = Victory Be

Bharata  = India

Bhagya  = Destiny

Vidhata = Dispenser

Jay He, Jay He, Jay He, Jay Jay Jay Jay He = Victory, Victory, Victory, Victory Forever…



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Grateful for the love and respect received so far. Inspire, motivate and enable anybody to achieve their limitless limits-that is my goal for the rest of my life. Worked in MECON, Mphasis, Cofounder KelpHR,

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4 thoughts on “Interdependence day”

  1. As always well meaning lines Rajan…

    I have generally been at loss to understand what exactly is patriotism…
    Love for one’s own country… Well where is the dispute…?

    Love for the entire mankind…?
    You say that n you are no patriot then, perhaps…

    Some times I wonder, every one believes that his/her country is the greatest, JUST BECAUSE HE/SHE WAS BORN THERE…!!!

    I hope, some day, someone will explain n help dissolve my ignorance…
    Not Today…
    Today I am busy enjoying the INDEPENDENCE DAY…

    1. In the entire universe, the earth is hardly a dot and further we individuals, an invisible dot to appear and disappear in a short time, what are we up to ?

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