Thursday, August 16, 2007

Oh, the irony of it all...

Once upon a time, the biggest significance of Aug 15th was that it was a holiday. And Gandhi and Roja have given way to Lage Raho Munnabhai and Rang De Basanti..
Makes me wonder, the relevance of this day has become worse than it being just a holiday. And the irony? To make a free country, they burned foreign cloth. In a free country, we burn money to buy international brands that give special discounts on I-Day... No, this is not tirade against MNCs (hey, i use them too) but maybe, we should make this a normal day and stop mocking the efforts of a generation long gone?

until next time, born free, perhaps thats the root..

8 comments:

austere said...

Don't buy them? A no-purchase day?
Gandhiji's soul would be glad.

Adorable Pancreas said...

Don't wear them on independence day?

All our holidays are so commercial these days. Not looking forward Onam this year. :(

Sreejith said...

The very same things have different meanings to the same person at different points of time. Thats the wonder of it all.... would you have written "maybe, we should make this a normal day" when you were in school and happily munching on free Independence day sweets?

kpowerinfinity said...

Still far better than July 4.

Alien said...

so apt those lines.... very nice

manuscrypts said...

austere: nope, its beyond that.. next post

AP: yeah, onam is also a case in point.... thankfully the only martyr was mahabali

manuscrypts said...

sreejith: ah, but exactly, everything is time dependent, including the concept of celebrating freedom days

kpowerinfinity: not very far though

manuscrypts said...

thx, alien