Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Independence Day


Today, 15th August is our Independence Day. Independent India is celebrating 60th birthday. The day holds a very special place in our lives. Anddddd we all feel very nostalgic about it especially if we are outside India. No jokes, it’s true !!

To me unfurling of national flag and singing of national anthem always evoke a powerful sense of belonging. I can not say how many of us are really patriotic but am dead sure about this little girl and I think she is going to remain the way she is.

Don’t miss it, celebrate the Independence Day through her eyes.

Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya Hey
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha
Dravida Utkala Banga
Vindhya Himachal Yamuna Ganga

Ucchala Jaladhi Taranga
Tabh Shubha Naame Jaage
Tabh Shubha Aashish Maange
Gaahe Tabh Jaya Gatha

Jan Gan Mangaldayak Jay Hey
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Jaye Hey ! Jaye Hey ! Jaye Hey !
Jaye,Jaye,Jaye,Jaye Hey

Note:- You can comment either there or here or at both places. Hee hee..

Jai Hind !!

Current song- Kar Chale Hum Fida Jaan-o-tan Sathiyo – Md Rafi

Instead of listening to a song this time watch this video, from one of my all time favourite movies of black & white era. I still remember how I had shrieked with that boy when I watched this song and I don’t think I’ll behave any differently today even after watching it innumerable no. of times.

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44 comments:

ŋεεяѕ said...

Happy Independence Day!!

Jai Hind!

Cuckoo said...

Jai Hind !!

Aditi said...

beautiful tribute
happy independence day

Cuckoo said...

Aditi,
Happy Independence Day !!

Did you read that little girl's account ?

maverick said...

great work there. to me independence day was all about the celebration in the school and all tht followed the day. i used to have mixed feelings about independence day, not bcos i dont respect it but bcos we had to go thru several procedures on this day at school, well thts also my latest post.

mur said...

All the best!

Craver Vii said...

Happy Independence Day! What does Jai Hind mean?

CaBaCuRl said...

Hope you enjoy your celebrations.

deepti said...

wish everyone could have felt the same cuckoo...
hey hw u sweets?

tulipspeaks said...

Happy Independence Day!


ammu.

Madhavi said...

HELLOW CUCKOO...:)
Grt goin Gal...Proud to b An INDIAN by al means :D
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO U N AL MY FELLOW INDIANS....
'JAI HIND.'

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

jai hind, always!
all the cannels have been playing the national anthem, and my legs now ache from standing - i'm not complaining though.
happy independance day!

Anil P said...

The song puts the sixty years in perspective. Touching tribute.

abhijit said...

Cuckoo, Vande Mataram and Wish you a very Happy Independence Day! Thanks for your lovely post! Tricolor Janaganamana is looking beautiful!Jai Hind!!!

sAg_NiK said...

#Cuckoo n all blog-friends:
happy Independence Day!

bEAST said...

happy independence day, zngrezon bharath chodo, go back cuckoo :)

Lolz, just messin arnd!

Iceman said...

Jai Hind...

Aditi said...

no yet to read... will get to it soon

Praveen G K said...

Read your post on RK's blog. Very nice and touching!!! I was taken back to times. One of my dreams is to see the Independence Day/Republic day parade live :-)

Anyways, a very happy independence day!!!

SiD said...

Mera BHarat Mahaan... err.. sorry.. HAMARA bharat Mahan!!!

Pijush said...

Happy Independence Day to all of us, Indians!! Jai Hind

Ranjith said...

Hey cuckoo....
hows you...


FINALLY another post on my blog after loooong time...

Care to comment...? I dont know if it is in your line of interest...

Cheers
Ranjith

Nabeel said...

happy independence day to you :) touchy music in the video.

Keshi said...

I can feel strong Patriotism all over ur post Cuckoo. Great post n HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to ya!

Vande mataram!

Keshi.

Cuckoo said...

Maverick,
Happy Independence Day to you too !!
:)))

Mur,
Thank you.

Craver,
Thank you. “Jai Hind” loosely means “Victorious India”.

Cabacurl,
Welcome to my blog.

Thank you. Yes, we all enjoy it very much !!
Thanks for your visit. Keep coming.

Cuckoo said...

Deepti,
Thank you. I am chirpy fine sweetie. ;)

Tulip,
Thank you very much.

Madhavi,
Happy Independence Day to you too !!

Toothless Wonder,
Jai Hind !
Ha Ha.. that’s the way !!

Cuckoo said...

Anil P,
Thank you. Happy Independence Day to you too !!
:)))

Abhijit,
Happy Independence Day to you too !!
Thank you.

Sag_Nik,
Happy Independence Day to all Indians !!

Beast,
Happy Independence Day !!

just messin arnd!.. You better not, specially with me & on this matter toh bilkul nahi. :)

Cuckoo said...

Iceman,
Jai Hind !!
:)))

Aditi,
Hmmm….

Praveen,
Thank you. :))))

Happy Independence Day to you too !!

SiD,
Happy Independence Day !!
:)))))

Cuckoo said...

Pijush,
Jai Hind and Happy Independence Day !!
:)))

Ranjith,
Heyy How’re you doing ? After a looooong hiatus ??

Do you want me to check your blog ? Kuch khaas baat ? I will definitely try to check that.
Happy Independence Day !!

Nabeel,
Thank you. :))))

Happy Independence Day to you too !! Say my hello to Nahal.

Keshi,
Thank you.

Vande Mataram !

Ranjeet said...

Happy Independence Day - I saw my 6 yeard old daughter writing that post! Nice post, Cuckoo!

Prashant said...

!!!!!!!!Vande Matram!!!!!!!!!!!

Smiles :)

sAg_NiK said...

#Cuckoo: sabai ke 'happy independece to you' ar amake 'to all Indians '!!!!!

Khub baje holo :-//...
'Independence Day'er khushite ki mathata kharap hoe gyeche???

lol

ar asbona bhabchi ;-()

Cuckoo said...

Ranjeet,
Thank you. :)

Prashant,
Vande Matram. :)

Cuckoo said...

Sag_Nik,
bhabchi… ?Ha Ha Ha Ha… O ma go

Well, if write the same thing to all, you are the one who points it out. So, wanted to be different for you at least. :P Enjoy !!!

sAg_NiK said...

very funny!!!

lol

GMG said...

Sorry to be late; Happy Day(s), anyhow! And thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter.

K M F said...

i am late but
Happy Independence Day!!

niki yokota said...

hey im not indian but teared up with this music video.
thans a lotttt!!
happy i day!!

Catmoves said...

I had to look up Jai Hind. Here's what Wikipedia said:
"Jai Hind is a salutation most commonly used in India in speeches and communications pertaining to or referring to patriotism towards India (also known as Hind). The Indian freedom fighter Dr.Champakaraman Pillai, introduced the salutation. It has since captured the imagination of Indians and has been immortalised by Subhash Chandra Bose as the battlecry of the Indian National Army.

Famous Freedom Fighter Sri Ramchandra Moreshwar Karkare of Gwalher Madhya Bharat, from inspiration of Netaji S.C.Bose, had written and published a Drama-(Natak)in Hindi, a very popular book, Jai Hind.

Currently army and paramilitary soldiers in India use this salutation to address the officers of superior rank."
Happy belated Jai Hind!

Cuckoo said...

Sag_Nik,
Hee Hee...

Gil,
Thank you for the wishes, it doesn't matter even if they are a little late. :)

Cuckoo said...

KMF
Thank you and wishes are never late. :)

Niki
Thank you very much Nikichan.
Yeah, that video is quite touchy.

Cuckoo said...

Catmoves,
Thank you. :)

You are going to remain ever amazing to me. Always coming up with something interesting and wanting to know more. No one took so much pain to find out what does 'Jai Hind' mean. Yeah, loosely translated it means Victorious India.

Easybreathingfella said...

Greetings Cuckoo,

On the advice of a good friend I've just joined the world of blogging,

Though late, I trust you celebrated your independence day in style.

Don't press Shrinkwrappedscream, for to much detail of our little childhood fling. Only because she may just tell the truth.((Ouch))))

Best wishers

Keith.

Cuckoo said...

Easy Breathing,
Welcome abroad, Keith !! Nice to have you here.

Oh I am so sorry about that. That was never my intention. Rest assured, it won't happen again.

Thanks for dropping by. Come again.