Sunday, December 7, 2008

I will commence my first blog with these lines from the great Rabindranath Tagore, these lines are more relevant today than ever before.
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 domestic walls
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 action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

In the aftermath of the recent carnage in Mumbai there has been a huge upwelling of emotions among Indians, the war cry being 'Enough is enough" and the politicos have been in such open public ire as never before. Everybody has a view as what ails the system. Its seems to me like some IMPOTENT RAGE. We need to stand in front of mirrors and recite Tagore's verses and see for ourselves - as a human being, as a citizen, of our country- where we stand !!

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