Sunday, 15 August 2010

WE WANT FREEDOM...


India celebrates her 63rd Independence Day today. On this very day, 63 years ago, our erstwhile British colonists left us and our neighbour to settle scores with each other. Our forefathers decided we had finally gotten our freedom on that day.

Our generation, however, feels we're still in chains. We have yet to get freedom. The oppressors might be in a different garb and form, but they're still very much there. We're still in bondage, but we live in denial.

Today's India wants FREEDOM...

from...

...poverty
...illiteracy
...casteism
...corruption
...rising costs
...high electricity bills
...border conflicts
...civil war
...cockroaches & flies
...diseases
...sweat & body-odour
...hairfall
...aging
...religious fanaticism
...racism
...regionalism
...reservations, hell yeah!!
...violence
...bed bugs
...traffic jams
...stadium-sized craters on roads
...India TV
...saas-bahu soap operas
...rona-dhona and bitching on 'reality' shows
...Kites, Milenge Milenge and Raavan
...Ram Gopal Varma
...bullying superiors
...pollution
...global warming
...paan and gutkha stains
...spam mail
...teleshopping network
...calls to download caller tunes
...sleazy and unaesthetic condom & contraceptive-pill ads
...holier-than-thou self-righteous creatures
...God TV, Aastha Channel, Miracle Network,...
...CID and ACP Pradhyuman
...Aahat and its dancing cameraman

While we dream of freedom, here's wishing you yet another

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

Cheers
CRD

P.S. - Feel free to add to the list via your comments. It'd be interesting to know my readers' take

7 comments:

  1. A simple take on India and our concept of freedom without trying to over-analyze things. Me likes!
    We also want freedom from Rahul Mahajan and his string of 'wives'. :P
    A happy independence day to you too!

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  2. freedom from
    ...jackie shroff's personal life stories on the magic show
    ...fights between judges of different TV contests
    ...crowded trains and buses
    ...natural disasters (e.g Leh , Delhi)

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  3. freedom from
    ...remix songs
    ...remakes of movies/songs whatever else
    ...nosey relatives/friends
    ...wastage of food at weddings
    ...honking
    ...recklessness while driving
    ...excess us of abuse at every chance available .. etc

    are what come to mind at first thought and that's AFTER all that u've said ... Truly, with all the resources available in our country it's bout time they and our so called freedom were put to better use...

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  4. this is the best freedom post i have read
    good one
    freedom from.....
    damn bloggers at "Bloggeratti" community who dont comment on the blogs above
    good work
    keep it up

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  5. freedom from
    -water-logged roads
    - CWG finger pointing and blame game while we suffer on d roads everyday!!!
    - AND machchar!!

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  6. I think you forgot overbearing parents. :D

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  7. that was brilliant. good insight into what all plagues our nation =))
    also..add to the list,
    people with pathetic english

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