To all Indians and to all the freedom loving people of the world- HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!! At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, my beautiful country became free from British colonialism. There is a lot I could write about how difficult the long walk to freedom was, the sacrifices... but I could never write it with the passion with which it was fought. I have been free from the day I was born. Even when I was growing up, my parents gave me a lot of freedom, sometimes more than I deserved. More than anything else, I have always been free to think. I can think what I want and even say them outloud, though within some legal parameters.
To me freedom is mental freedom. No body tells me what to think. I am free to go where I want. That means more to me than the freedom. Just like in 'Braveheart', I believe there is no life without freedom. Though to me patriotism is more a word than a passionate feeling, I am free.
Again, happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!