Reality Check India

Independence Day Thoughts

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on August 15, 2007

As we celebrate our 60th year of Independence:

We hope the magic wand of the political forces to keep the Indian public divided is snatched away forever.

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When it comes to big ticket issues like the nuclear deal, to Kashmir, to tackling terrorism, to framing far reaching policies such as SEZs, to tax holidays, to globalization – a large majority of peoples representatives simply do not have an opinion. 

We want to enable Indians to gel around issues rather than along the fault lines drawn by the politicians.

We want Independence from these pigeon holes we are being stuffed into.

Happy Independence Day.

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  1. Sri said, on August 15, 2007 at 4:29 am

    Farooq Abdullah calls Indians as “You people” on “We the people”
    Funny how the truth comes out inadvertently.

  2. xyz said, on August 15, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Happy Independence Day. Good Wishes

  3. B Shantanu said, on August 15, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    RC, very well said:

    “When it comes to big ticket issues like the nuclear deal, to Kashmir, to tackling terrorism, to framing far reaching policies such as SEZs, to tax holidays, to globalization – a large majority of peoples representatives simply do not have an opinion.”

    Sad but true.

  4. […] their well wishes. Mirza Faisal takes a trip down the memory lane. RealitCheck wishes that the politician’s ability to divide India to vanish. Jo doesn’t want to celebrate August 15th. Inam Abidi at the IndianMuslims lists some proud […]

  5. Polite Indian | 2007 | August | 15 said, on August 15, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    […] their well wishes. Mirza Faisal takes a trip down the memory lane. RealitCheck wishes that the politician’s ability to divide India to vanish. Jo doesn’t want to celebrate August 15th. Inam Abidi at the IndianMuslims lists some proud […]

  6. Gaurav said, on August 16, 2007 at 7:23 am

    “We want to enable Indians to gel around issues rather than along the fault lines drawn by the politicians.”

    While I appreciate your sentiments democracy doesnt work that way.

  7. realitycheck said, on August 16, 2007 at 8:37 am

    >> While I appreciate your sentiments democracy doesnt work that way >>

    “Democracy” is just a word, it is what we make of it that matters. It is unlikely that our version of democracy will be identical to any other country.

    I am not living in la-la land either, conjuring up fantasies of brotherhood. We will be back on track with a couple of simple checks. Remove the dog poo from the sandbox and let all Indians play in it happily.

  8. Esha said, on August 16, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Amen!

  9. Gaurav said, on August 16, 2007 at 9:15 am

    “Remove the dog poo from the sandbox and let all Indians play in it happily.”

    Question is where did this dog poo came from in the first place ?

  10. realitycheck said, on August 16, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    >> Question is where did this dog poo came from in the first place ? >>

    Most likely from the backside of a dog 🙂

    Seriously, it doesnt matter how it got there. As of now, we see Poo and we must remove it in order to enjoy playing in the sandbox.

  11. Gaurav said, on August 16, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    But how can you treat without the correct diagnosis.

    Oh and by the way India is a republic, not democracy.

    I think it is enough playing with sandbox 🙂

  12. […] their well wishes. Mirza Faisal takes a trip down the memory lane. RealitCheck wishes that the politician’s ability to divide India to vanish. Jo doesn’t want to celebrate August 15th. Inam Abidi at the IndianMuslims lists some proud […]


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