What meaning does it carry for me? What is the average Indian free from?
Poverty? Censorship? Women’s rights?
Have we just replaced our foreign tyrants with desi ones?
I have a problem with having a holiday for Independence Day. I asked my friends this question. H said, “this day is a holiday because we must spend the day remembering the men who got us this freedom and the sacrifices they made.”
I ask you, what do you think a leader like Mahakavi Barathi or Kappal Ottiya Tamizhan VOC would think of sitting at home on August 15 and watching Sun TV?
I want freedom. Freedom from laziness, freedom from procrastination, freedom from disinterest in the electoral process, freedom from having to think twice about the quality of a product before buying it.
The list is long, the tasks in front of India loom huge. Whew, this is tiring! Let us declare a holiday and go watch a movie.