The Price of Freedom

Freedom. What a beautiful word! Immunity from duties or obligations. But that’s far away from reality. Without obligations or limitations, unbridled freedom can cause rampage. In this sense, boundaries are needed. Boundaries also help one understand and appreciate the level of control they enjoy on the life they lead. Freedom is never free in the…

Transforming India

The first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru delivered the following speech to the Constituent Assembly of India in New Delhi on August 14 1947… Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially….

Against Segregation, Really?

India became an independent nation on August 15th, 1947 and on January 26th, 1950 the Constitution of India was implemented, replacing the Government of India Act (1935) that was established by the Brit rulers of the colony. On January 26th, 1930 the Indian National Congress proclaimed Declaration of Indian Independence. Historian believe that Mahatama Gandhi…

In Wilderness

It is easy to be controlled, restrained and cultured; after all that how all of us were taught to live. Just the other day, I was talking to a friend about how as kids being wild and free came with conditions (read not being caught by parents). But there is a different kind of thrill…

May Freedom Be Bestowed

As India steps into its 64th year of independence, there are several issues that stare us in the face, some created by our own, some imported from outside, but mostly all politically centered. However, on this day we enjoy the freedom that came after a struggle of 150 years that the nation spent as a Brit Colony with…