“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance …. We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.” - Jawaharlal Nehru (Speech on Indian Independence Day, 1947).
On 15th Aug, every year Indian state celebrates it’s Independence Day with all the pomp and show which have become part of political establishments of the day.
But it’s also a time to ponder over – What Independence Day means to you?
Is it any of these?
- Freedom to day dream.
- Freedom to holiday.
- Freedom to work.
- Freedom to not work.
- Freedom to work from home.
- Freedom to retire at the age of 40.
- Freedom to quit the 9-to-5 and start organic farming.
- Freedom to earn on par with your peers abroad.
- Freedom from Monday morning blues.
- Freedom from energy deficiency.
- Freedom from ‘Boss is always right.’
- Freedom from communal hatred.
- Freedom from jargon.
If you happen to be an Indian, do tell us ‘How independent you feel today?‘