Just read this story in Times of India and suddenly my head is high with pride….The largest democracy in the world, secular, socialist republic……blah blah blah…..
I don’t think any amount of time we spend criticizing/fighting such elements is going to change anything….the change must come from within……But I can’t sit still and watch the slow Talibanisation (remember the Bamiyan Buddha? we are fast on course…) of my beloved country. So, I’ll just leave you with the words of Tagore (a Hindu)…..
Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been
broken up into fragments by narrow
Where words come out from
the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its
arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary
desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by
thee into ever-widening thought and
Into that heaven of freedom, my
Father, let my country awake.