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Free... Are we?

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 23; the twenty-third edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for this month is FREE.

I am here to write a post on the theme ‘Free’ but definitely not a crime thriller or romantic stories that I usually dab in. ‘FREE’, although it has a wide scope, I prefer to write for Free India but if it from my pen then the question would be, ‘Are we really free? Happy Independence Day but when this day is coming?'



PS: The post is a just an internal reflection of my thoughts on, ‘Are we really free?’ Most of the facts penned here are taken from Wikipedia, Google, and Corruption India forums. Whenever some of my blog pals post about corruption or any I used to hit hard at them (because just writing won’t help either is my policy), today I sincerely apologise for the same because I am going to vent out my feelings.

Before I proceed to the actual post, I want to share this known info with all my blogging pals of the world. On August 16 2011, India against corruption movement is going to happen. If the whole country takes to streets for a week from 16th August, WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, can force the government to enact a strong ‘Jan Lokpal Bill’. Mostly I will be joining my hands with the team here in Electronic City, Bangalore. Will you be there or in your near-by area or wherever, please? Can we count on your support and active participation?


Now an e-trash for the theme, ‘FREE’.


After 64 years of Independence, are we free? I think we are not… and life of a common person is worse than a prisoner. I have heard that during the British era there were no corruptions but now what to type. I am ashamed to live in this corruption world for 24 years, if I would born before our Independence I would have at least fought for our Independence but today I can’t even do that. If I even type a single name here then they would file a defamation case on me for questioning a pure Indian (really?) or they would have requested Google to remove it from the search engine. (Proof)

Hope we still remember that we live in a democratic country but where is democracy? We are growing in terms of infrastructure, education, lifestyle, glamour, style, entertainment, market, and what not. But are we really free? If you look at the scenario today, (priority in the reverse order) the prices of gold, petrol, diesel, cooking gas & rice are going up, richer is getting richest and poor are getting poorer. People like us, who are neither rich nor poor, are at the same level. We have reached the moon but yet there are many homes where a girl child is not been accepted. Women have reached to the status by becoming a doctor, politician, police etc but why still they are considered as something else, still daily newspaper publish new about rapes and molestation of women. Child labour is still seen in India. There are many more major issues in our country, sitting in an AC odc's, as software professional it is easy to write on any issues but is it easy to live a life like them or to help them.


We flash news of Mumbai terrorist attacks, Sai Baba treasure, and Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple treasure for a day or two but aren’t we the culprits? Speaking about an incident for a day or two and then resuming our works? What are the steps taken by us? Aren’t we our self-responsible for it? Cruel intentions of external and internal people are because of the injustice, races discrimination, and politics and narrow mindless of the old tradition like sati, dowry, domestic violence, poverty that is existing in our country even today. The corruption, the imbalance of society, political games, religious divisions and unawareness of rights is dropping one side of our country in a gutter. On this 65th year of Independence WE INDIAN’S, request every individual in India to wake up. Let’s come together and makes this place a better place to live.

Don’t just buy a flag to pin up on your sleeve or on the collar, put up in your car, tables, house, office and living rooms or wherever but put the feeling, ‘I am an Indian’ in your heart right now and start thinking to live in corruption free India. On 15th August 2011, we will celebrate the successful completion of 64 years of Indian Government and they call it as Independence Day but I won’t because according to my heart I still don’t have. India is not free. In fact, India is going further and further away from freedom.


Here are few lines about Corruption in India, edited version :-) Original Source (Wikipedia):

The neutrality of this article is disputed. Please see the discussion on the talk page. Please do not remove this message until the dispute is resolved. (June 2011)

Political and bureaucratic corruption in India is major concerns. A 2005 study conducted by Transparency International in India found that more than 45% of Indians had first-hand experience of paying bribes or influence peddling to get jobs done in public offices successfully. Transparency International estimates that truckers pay US$5 billion in bribes annually. In 2010, India was ranked 87th out of 178 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.

Although former Prime Minister and Congress party leader Indira Gandhi has quoted as saying that corruption is a misuse of power, she also publicly stated "nonchalantly" that "corruption was a global phenomenon" and her government was no different. Successive central governments and members of India's famous Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty have often been accused most of corruption and amassing illegal wealth among India's political class. The year 2011 has proved to be a watershed in the public tolerance of political corruption in India, with widespread public protests and movements led by social activists against corruption and for the return of illegal wealth stashed by politicians and businesspersons in foreign banks over the six decades since independence.


India tops the list for black money in the entire world with almost US$1456 billion in Swiss banks (approximately USD 1.4 trillion) in the form of black money. According to the data provided by the Swiss Banking Association Report (2006), India has more black money than the rest of the world combined. To put things in perspective, Indian-owned Swiss bank account assets are worth 13 times the country’s national debt

“The recent scams involving unimaginably big amounts of money, such as the 2G spectrum scam, are well known. It is estimated that more than trillion dollars are stashed away in foreign havens, while 80% of Indians earn less than 2$ per day and every second child is malnourished. It seems as if only the honest people are poor in India and want to get rid of their poverty by education, emigration to cities, and immigration, whereas all the corrupt ones, are getting rich through scams and crime. Many of the biggest scandals since 2010 have involved very high levels of government, including Cabinet Ministers and Chief Ministers, such as in the 2G spectrum scam and the Adarsh Housing Society Scam.

India is corrupted everywhere right from Property registration, Tendering processes and awarding contracts, Medicine in Government Hospitals, Income tax Department, Illegal mining in India, Judiciary, Armed forces, Media bias, Religious institutions and everywhere.


Social welfare worker Anna Hazare has led a movement to compel the Indian Government to notify the Committee for the implementation of the Lokayukta against corruption as an independent body and also giving enough powers to the Lokayukta to also receive corruption complaints against politicians, bureaucrats and even sitting judges. Anna Hazare has achieved this big success through his non-violence measures like fasting till death at the Jantar Mantar place in Delhi Capital City of India . The public also gave nation-wide support to Anna Hazare in his demand for strong and tough anti-corruption law.

India Against Corruption is a movement created by a citizens from a variety of professions and statuses to work against corruption in India. It is currently headed by Anna Hazare. Jaago Re! One Billion Votes is an organization originally founded by Tata Tea and Janaagraha to increase youth voter registration. They have since expanded their work to include other social issues, including corruption. Association for Social Transparency, Rights And Action (ASTRA) is an NGO focused on grass-roots work to fight corruption in Karnataka. One organization, the Lok Satta Movement, has transformed itself from a civil organization to a full-fledged political party, the Lok Satta Party. The party has fielded candidates in Andrha Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Bangalore. In 2008, it obtained its first elected post, when Jayaprakash Narayan won the election for the Kukatpally Assembly Constituency in Andrha Pradesh. Anti corruption is a website that is very popular among people who wants to report a bribe they were forced to give. It also gives various reports on corruption basis the information presented to them by the people. Ejanmat is a site which carries out a voting between the government and Anna Hazare's version of Janlokpal bill. According to a report by KPMG, "high-level corruption and scams are now threatening to derail the country's credibility and [its] economic boom"



Hope you read the edited version of the corruption tale of Wikipedia. I have a poem for so-called Free India..

She was happily smiling before the storm,
invaded her country!
Is that the salt, precious stones or desert sands...?
Never know! But how they invaded so easily!
Gandhiji, Nehruji and many,
fought with the storm to set her free!
But today they have gone,
and spirits have gone low even in some old eyes!
Do we still remember the vision of the struggle for freedom?
or it just stays as a word in our vocabulary?
We have seen India as a slave to the storm,
but what is the difference after independence?
Our politicians are ruling us,

we had fight with others (British),
but how can we fight with our own ones?
Where do we find people like Nehru, Gandhi and Kamaraj?
Instead, we see trash in the green well!
Though the faces change every five years,
We still can see nowhere, no work, no peace, no dedication!
Instead, they just dig the country treasure,
and save them as red treasure in foreign banks!
The white shit's divide us in the name of God.
Have seen this in my eyes, I can imagine,
What it would be for the next generation!
Before dawn, awake once again, stay clean,
and help to clean the white shit’s!

Bring back the treasure that lies miles away,
to glorify the India as it was before the storm!
Don’t just discuss about topics on internet about nation
Dare to ask the government about our rights!
Don’t just say we are a proud Indian
instead, feel proud in eradicating the corruption!
Don’t just divide in the name of religion/language
Instead, live as an Indian in your heart!
Just do not sacrifice one day, but at least one hour per day,
to clean, clear and bring back the sweetness to her!
Let her stay in peace if not today, tomorrow or may be in future,
Let mother India smile to see the new Free India!

Finally, I have a question, ‘Are we really free?’

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The fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton and links to their respective posts can be checked here. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. Happy Independence Day!

I whole-heartedly thank every single individual who read this post completely. Thanks for your time and I hope you will consider the appeal and will participate in India Against Corruption Movement.

Copyrights:
Images:
Mahatma Gandhi - Google
India - Generated using Java Script.
Comments - SiS
Words:
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Corruption Tale - Wikipedia
Facts - Corruption Inida
Poems & Reflections - SiS


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64 comments:

  1. I think freedom doesn't merely mean driving the Britishers out and hoisting our flag... In fact after going through the details i believe that Law and order, governance, administration was much better in the British period.....So what is the use of being FREE???

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  2. I agree with most of what you have said as it is Reality. However, I would like to say that things are not that bad either. There are good people in every field of life, that is why this country is still running. Maybe, we should find them and support them in action (not just click support type of virtual action).

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  3. An inspiring post !!!! Yes, we all should definitely do more...

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  4. That's how most people vent out. An inspiring post. Once again a winning material from your pen. Happy Independence Day. love, bala.

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  5. nice post!!
    happy independence day to you too :)

    you can read my entry for BAT 23 by clicking on the link below---
    FREE

    cheers!

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  6. Your prominent questions and views forced me to think..
    Free..Are we really??
    I'm so happy that you raised up your voice through this post.
    And your poem is so appealing! so touching...

    Wonderful post! and you know this post is one of your best post :)..

    Best of Luck Dear for the Contest~
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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  7. A very Happy Independence Day to you :)

    You're really good, this post touched me

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  8. Great post, as usual. Will sure be joining hands with fellow Indians in IAC Movement tomorrow! Jai Hind! Let us fight for freedom- real freedom, from Corruption.

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  9. wow !
    what a patriotic post :)
    very nice...
    all the best.
    keep smiling always

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  10. Really inspiring one. I agree with you we should give at least one hour per day or even at least per week. That is the only way for long term success. I would like to add, awareness regarding the border security and ethnic cleansing in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Kashmir Valley is very much needed. We can spread facts through our blogs, FB, social networking. Then we can think properly on each issue. But mainly everything is possible if we are ready to devote some time.

    Really great post.

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  11. Nice one, SIS. I agree with you. But I feel it is not Lok Pal that we need. It is a revolution that we need. But Lok Pal is a good start.

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  12. a perfect post, apt satire, reality bites abt free india....loved it...we already are a part of india against corruption...:)

    p.s.-happy independence day!!!

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  13. Your post has a lot of passion in it...it's about time people stoof up against corruption. That's the only way the country is going to move forward. Good luck for BAT.

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  14. cool! u really hav taken sum effort into puttin it all down!
    n it does resonate too especially sinc today is independenc day.
    readin dis suddenly mks me feel very patriotic :)

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  15. We are free if we know what it is to be free. So far, it seems to me that we've been carrying it as a yoke put on us and we are merely dragging it.

    Nice read.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  16. Bravo, Sis! Nicely done ... and especially stopped by today to wish you and your family Happy Independence Day.

    Blessings ...

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  17. Very nice post SiS.. yes we are not really free from our independence... is it just the govt. or we ppl who are tolerating whatever is happening around us.. its time to chop off things like corruption, girl molestation and child labour..

    good luck for BAT

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  18. You did put a lot of effort into this. Nice read and inspiring, certainly.

    I do think many bloggers can make a difference by writing. Everyone can make a difference by doing what they're best at. A bad government must be followed some day by a good one. It's only a matter of time. Protests can only go so far. We need to strike with our real weapons. These are our talents; and everyone has one.
    Again, nice read. :)
    All the best for BAT. Jai Hind.

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  19. First of all, I really commend you for the effort that you have put in.

    Secondly, Free was a challenge for me too as it was for you; seeing as I write in the same themes.

    Thirdly, this post is on the same lines as mine.

    Fourthly, I second you!

    ATB for BAT

    Do check out my entry at Free? To do what exactly?

    Regards
    Wandering Thoughts

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  20. Really inspiring SIS...
    We can make the difference only by doing it not jst by words...
    Hope it changes soon....

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  21. You've put in a lot of effort and it clearly showed.
    It was a good read and had a sense of sincerity.

    All the best!

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  22. Well, this post comes at just the right time and makes all the more impact. Anna Hazare has stood up, and we would all do our bit to support him, ofcourse expressing via our pen is a means, just that it needs proper media.
    Freedom was won by things as trivial as talking about plans at tea stalls and writing down....

    Nice post. Good Luck SiS :)

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  23. Hats off to your effort and your ideas. I can feel the genuine spirit of a true citizen. We are not really free from the facts that you have brought out so beautifully. But sincere efforts may bring about a difference some day. Lets hope for the best. Thanks for this wonderful post.

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  24. Really surprised to see how our thoughts matched with respect to real freedom. But I felt your expressions are much better than mine. Good luck for BAT

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  25. nice post...the topic is really apt and has been raised at a very suitable moment..the poem was really nice :)... but yes every country has flaws and ours have some..v will rise above all of them with our initiatives..
    Good Luck SiS :)

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  26. While i agree with your sentiments, let me be brutally honest and add my two cents worth too.
    The problem with India is NOT the rampant corruption, the burgeoning population, the illiteracy et al.
    The problem is our character, our national character.
    We crib, we complain, we get excited at sensationalism, we ignore the mundane. Yet, we do not change.
    We invoke images of our "glorious" past to condone our present lethargy and ineptitude. We share the vicarious accolades of the few who earn them but shun the shortcomings of the teeming millions to isolation.
    Above all, we forget that a nation is made not by its institutions or systems but by its people.
    And that the change must begin with us, at home and within us.
    Else, it is all just words.

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  27. when we start to abide the law....corruption can end when we strongly step foot and say no.....i am glad you will be participating urself with the IAC i will do the same in chennai...i will love to court arrest myself too for that will may me have pride that i did something for the nation....but that is no the end ....i am sure most on roads supporting lokpal bill wud not know why this fight is going what is the diff between sarkari and anna bill....even if they knew i am sure least half of them in the next five yrs will pay bribe somewhere say least to a traffic policemen to escape something or other.....

    maybe it is time we young mettle men who have the capability to think beyond come out and do something abt it.....whtever little we do is least a something we do...the only blame is upon us and the only change is within us.....

    i totally agree with brijander there

    The problem is our character, our national character.
    We crib, we complain, we get excited at sensationalism, we ignore the mundane.

    loved the post...its stimulating and that is wht is needed today.....cheers man

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  28. Very inspiring! Something that indeed needed to be said! All the best :)

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  29. Wonderful post...

    The line of your poem>>
    "we had fight with others (British),
    but how can we fight with our own ones?"

    really shows the pain and today's scenario

    All the Best For BAN-23

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  30. I acn feel the deep emotions with which you have written the post...today each and every Indian is fed up with the dirt these politicians have done....hope the situation changes...my support is with Anna Hazare

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  31. hey, I dont really get time to visit other blogs...i am glad you left me a link to this wonderful post, written with such passion!Glad to feel such stronly worded posts questioning ourselves and our goverment. Really neat!

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  32. @ IRFANUDDIN

    I think freedom doesn't merely mean driving the Britishers out and hoisting our flag... In fact after going through the details i believe that Law and order, governance, administration was much better in the British period.....So what is the use of being FREE???

    Nothing Irfan.. We can just hoist the flag.. That's it..

    Someone is Special

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  33. @ aativas

    I agree with most of what you have said as it is Reality. However, I would like to say that things are not that bad either. There are good people in every field of life, that is why this country is still running. Maybe, we should find them and support them in action (not just click support type of virtual action).

    I agree with you but the shadow of demons is more than the angels blessings... Thank you so much..

    Someone is Special

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  34. @ Vikram Pyati

    An inspiring post !!!! Yes, we all should definitely do more...

    VP, thank you so much VP.. of course we should do more..

    Someone is Special

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  35. @ bala

    That's how most people vent out. An inspiring post. Once again a winning material from your pen. Happy Independence Day. love, bala.

    Sir, Happy Independence Day.. It is my pleasure to have you here.. SmileS and thanks for your wishes..

    Someone is Special

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  36. @ pri

    nice post!! happy independence day to you too :)

    Hmm.. Thank you so much Pri..

    Someone is Special

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  37. @ Simran

    Your prominent questions and views forced me to think.. Free..Are we really?? I'm so happy that you raised up your voice through this post. And your poem is so appealing! so touching... Wonderful post! and you know this post is one of your best post :)..

    Simran, you made my day dear.. I need people like you to think..

    Someone is Special

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  38. @ ~Serendipity~

    A very Happy Independence Day to you :) You're really good, this post touched me

    Glad to know that.. It is indeed my pleasure to have you here..

    Someone is Special

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  39. @ Cloud Nine

    Great post, as usual. Will sure be joining hands with fellow Indians in IAC Movement tomorrow! Jai Hind! Let us fight for freedom- real freedom, from Corruption.

    CloudNine, thank you so much.. Glad you are on my side.. People should open their eyes for sure.. So sweet of you..

    Someone is Special

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  40. @ sowmya

    wow ! what a patriotic post :) very nice... all the best. keep smiling always

    Sowmya, welcome to Few Miles.. It is my pleasure to have you here.. and Thanks for your sweet comments..

    Someone is Special

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  41. @ Mohinee

    Really inspiring one. I agree with you we should give at least one hour per day or even at least per week. That is the only way for long term success. I would like to add, awareness regarding the border security and ethnic cleansing in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Kashmir Valley is very much needed. We can spread facts through our blogs, FB, social networking. Then we can think properly on each issue. But mainly everything is possible if we are ready to devote some time.

    Agreed Mohine.. I am with you..

    Someone is Special

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  42. @ The Fool

    Nice one, SIS. I agree with you. But I feel it is not Lok Pal that we need. It is a revolution that we need. But Lok Pal is a good start.

    Well, TF, Lok Pal is a good start.. Once if we push this then we can do miracles.. PS: for that LokPAl people should be clean. They should be elected in proper way..

    Someone is Special

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  43. @ vaisakhi

    a perfect post, apt satire, reality bites abt free india....loved it...we already are a part of india against corruption...:)

    Gooad to know that.. Thanks.. :-)

    Someone is Special

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  44. @ Psych Babbler

    Your post has a lot of passion in it...it's about time people stoof up against corruption. That's the only way the country is going to move forward. Good luck for BAT.

    You are right.. It is now or never.. :-)

    Someone is Special

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  45. @ Sadiya Merchant

    cool! u really hav taken sum effort into puttin it all down! n it does resonate too especially sinc today is independenc day. readin dis suddenly mks me feel very patriotic :)

    Sadiya, thank you so much..

    Someone is Specia

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  46. @ Blasphemous Aesthete

    We are free if we know what it is to be free. So far, it seems to me that we've been carrying it as a yoke put on us and we are merely dragging it.

    Well that's how are.. but we should change ourself for the good.. Thanks for coming BA..

    Someone is Special

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  47. @ JamieDedes

    Bravo, Sis! Nicely done ... and especially stopped by today to wish you and your family Happy Independence Day.

    Jamie, so sweet of you. It is my pleasure to have you here.. Thanks for your wishes Jamie..

    Someone is Special

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  48. @ RaNiiiiii

    Very nice post SiS.. yes we are not really free from our independence... is it just the govt. or we ppl who are tolerating whatever is happening around us.. its time to chop off things like corruption, girl molestation and child labour..

    It is time to chop RaNiiii.. Thanks for your comment..

    Someone is Special

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  49. @ D2

    You did put a lot of effort into this. Nice read and inspiring, certainly. I do think many bloggers can make a difference by writing. Everyone can make a difference by doing what they're best at. A bad government must be followed some day by a good one. It's only a matter of time. Protests can only go so far. We need to strike with our real weapons. These are our talents; and everyone has one. Again, nice read. :)

    D2, thank you so much for your words man.. Indeed we have a talent we have to raise our voice..

    Someone is Special

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  50. @ Aashish Sood

    Hmm, people thin alike buddy.. Glad it came out well.. SmileS..

    Someone is Special

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  51. @ Aamir

    Really inspiring SIS... We can make the difference only by doing it not jst by words... Hope it changes soon....

    Aamir, welcome to Few MileS.. It is my pleasure to have you here.. And I too hope..

    Someone is Special

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  52. @ Enchanta

    You've put in a lot of effort and it clearly showed. It was a good read and had a sense of sincerity. All the best!

    Thank you Enchanta.. Smiles..

    Someone is Special

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  53. @ Animesh Ganguly

    Well, this post comes at just the right time and makes all the more impact. Anna Hazare has stood up, and we would all do our bit to support him, ofcourse expressing via our pen is a means, just that it needs proper media.
    Freedom was won by things as trivial as talking about plans at tea stalls and writing down.... Nice post. Good Luck SiS :)


    Thank you bud.. I am happy to read your comments..

    Someone is Special

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  54. @ Cherry Blossom

    Hats off to your effort and your ideas. I can feel the genuine spirit of a true citizen. We are not really free from the facts that you have brought out so beautifully. But sincere efforts may bring about a difference some day. Lets hope for the best. Thanks for this wonderful post.

    Cherry, it is my pleasure to have you.. and glad to read your comments.. :-) wish to get the same support in future too..

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  55. @ Srikanth

    Really surprised to see how our thoughts matched with respect to real freedom. But I felt your expressions are much better than mine. Good luck for BAT

    Srikanth.. It is my pleasure man.. Thank you so much..

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  56. @ nidhi

    nice post...the topic is really apt and has been raised at a very suitable moment..the poem was really nice :)... but yes every country has flaws and ours have some..v will rise above all of them with our initiatives.. Good Luck SiS :)

    nidhi, Welcome to Few MileS. It is my pleasure to have you here.. Thanks and let us hope for the change to happen..

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  57. @ Brijender Singh

    While i agree with your sentiments, let me be brutally honest and add my two cents worth too. The problem with India is NOT the rampant corruption, the burgeoning population, the illiteracy et al.
    The problem is our character, our national character. We crib, we complain, we get excited at sensationalism, we ignore the mundane. Yet, we do not change.
    We invoke images of our "glorious" past to condone our present lethargy and ineptitude. We share the vicarious accolades of the few who earn them but shun the shortcomings of the teeming millions to isolation.
    Above all, we forget that a nation is made not by its institutions or systems but by its people. And that the change must begin with us, at home and within us.Else, it is all just words.


    Brijender agreed with you.. It just stays as a word unless we bring the change in us.. Will it happen?

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  58. @ the critics

    when we start to abide the law....corruption can end when we strongly step foot and say no.....i am glad you will be participating urself with the IAC i will do the same in chennai...i will love to court arrest myself too for that will may me have pride that i did something for the nation....but that is no the end ....i am sure most on roads supporting lokpal bill wud not know why this fight is going what is the diff between sarkari and anna bill....even if they knew i am sure least half of them in the next five yrs will pay bribe somewhere say least to a traffic policemen to escape something or other.....

    maybe it is time we young mettle men who have the capability to think beyond come out and do something abt it.....whtever little we do is least a something we do...the only blame is upon us and the only change is within us..... i totally agree with brijander there

    The problem is our character, our national character. We crib, we complain, we get excited at sensationalism, we ignore the mundane.

    loved the post...its stimulating and that is wht is needed today.....cheers man.


    I too agree with Brijender and you.. Let us think and act Raja..

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  59. @ Swati Bhalla

    Very inspiring! Something that indeed needed to be said! All the best :)

    Thank you so much Swati and welcome to few Miles..

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  60. @ Hema Nimbekar

    Wonderful post...

    The line of your poem>>
    "we had fight with others (British),
    but how can we fight with our own ones?"

    really shows the pain and today's scenario


    Glad I could convey my pain.. SmileS. and Welcome to Few MileS.. Thanks for your sweet comment..

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  61. @ Megha

    I acn feel the deep emotions with which you have written the post...today each and every Indian is fed up with the dirt these politicians have done....hope the situation changes...my support is with Anna Hazare

    Glad to know that Megha.. do support us.. we can make the change..

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  62. @ dollz dhankher

    hey, I dont really get time to visit other blogs...i am glad you left me a link to this wonderful post, written with such passion!Glad to feel such stronly worded posts questioning ourselves and our goverment. Really neat!

    Ismita, It is my pleasure to have you here.. I am happy to read your thoughts. I am flying because I have won many hearts here... Thank you so much for your comment,.. Indeed pleasure...

    and yeah people have to think and accept to change.. Hope everything goes well SmileS and Cheers :-)


    @ all I stil feel that this post stays a e-trash.. What say?

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  63. rightly said, its high time everyone of us should set action points to improve the situations in india, among many factors i am deeply hurt by child labour, i like Azim premji's values & contribution towards education sector to provide & improve the educations in india. atleast the next generation which comes will have the knowledge to be honest & NOT corrupt. think in the benefit of society not only about making money for themselves.

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  64. @ Sunil

    Thank you so much bud.. Sorry was really busy with my office works.. That's why couldn't reply to you..

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