ARE WE REALLY INDEPENDENT?
INDEPENDENCE DAY ::
Every year, on same date we celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY. We enjoy holiday, we fly kites, we feel happy. But every time, what bothers me is a question that ARE WE REALLY INDEPENDENT ?
Many of us will surely say : Oh, yes we are Independent.
We are independent to give votes,
We are independent to roam any where inside or outside the country,
We are independent to chose what we like,
We are independent to decide whom we want to marry,
We are independent to chose our career,
We are independent to buy anything we like,
We are independent to shout, to love and to hate,
We are independent to give dharnas, to fight for our rights,
We are independent to stand, to sit, to run, to breathe,
BUT, What I want to know, Is this what actually freedom is?
Are we actually free from Britishers who ruled over us or are we doing the same thing that they actually desired?
We are running for pepsi, pizza, momos, pasta and forgetting our Indian food,
We have forgotten the Ayurveda and its power and looking for Alopathic solutions,
We admire western culture – skirts, shorts, minis and forgetting our Indian dresses,
Our children sings national anthem in schools every day, but how many of them know its meaning?
We search for the jobs in USA, UK, LONDON, GERMANY instead of serving our people,
Our country, our people are full of hatred, jealousy and conspiracy,
We have forgotten the meaning of love and just looking for physical interactions,
What others think, always worry us,
Marriage has now turned into Live-In relationships,
Love has converted into SEX,
There was a time, when brother can die for brother but today brothers are killing brothers for money and power,
Father rapes his daughter,
Wife kills her husband,
WOW!!!! WHAT AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY NOW WE CONVERTED IN TO?
WOW!!! WE ARE INDEPENDENT….
IS THIS THE INDEPENDENCE WE WERE LOOKING FOR, WE WERE FIGHTING FOR, WE WERE PRAYING FOR?
Is this what we call to be an Independent person, to enjoy our freedom
when our daughters can’t roam freely in city,
when we can’t enjoy our own culture, our own values,
when we can’t see that our country is actually dying and we are only the one injecting it with poison….
Just think over it….
ARE WE REALLY INDEPENDENT ?