Secular India – retrospection

In every festive season called ‘elections’ in India since last two and a half decade the word from Indian preamble which sounds loudest is – Secularism. It seem to be the key word is gathering political parties together; often them who have known and marked ideological differences and who may have fought elections directly against each other and in many cases in the democratic process the citizens of India, while voting for one, has condemned the other. It makes me think secularism must be something so great that it is worth suspending democracy which is what these political alliance real sum up to. So decided to understand the deeper sense of secularism specially with respect to India. Just thinking aloud.

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भारत के सविंधान की प्रस्तावना


हम, भारत के लोग,
भारत को एक
सम्पूर्ण प्रभूत्व-संपन्न
लोकातान्त्रात्मक गणराज्य
बनाने के लिए,
उसके समस्त नागरिकों को :

सामजिक, आर्थिक और राजनतिक न्याय, विचार, अभिव्यक्ति, विश्ववास, धर्म और उपासना की स्वतंत्रता,
प्रतिष्ठा और अवसर की समता प्राप्त कराने के लिए
तथा उन सब में व्यक्ति की गरिमा और राष्ट्र की एकता और अखंडता सुनिश्चित करने वाली
बंधुता बढाने के लिए
दृढसंकल्प होकर अपनी इसा संविधान सभा में आज तारीख २६ नम्बर, १९४९ ई (मिति मार्गशीर्ष शुक्लासप्तमी, संवत दो हजार छह विक्रमी)
को एतद्द्वारा इसा संविधान को अंगीकृत, अधिनियमित और आत्मार्पित करते हैं |

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60 & 1 Years After… war is not over yet

Happy Republic Day To Us All. It has been exactly one year since the last time I expressed myself through The Indian Nation. This is partly due to a self made goal to include only positive part about India. To add to the chain exactly a year later on the same sacred day here are extracts from two poem by renowned poet… Shri Ramdhari Singh “Dinkar” penned few years apart and depicts the thought and motivation of that time. Ironically It appears contemporary as well.

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The 26th January

Every body – from individuals to the nations have a few very special dates that touches not only them but everybody related. Of the three dates that India celebrates, there are more than one reason to celebrate January the 26th. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of republic India, the significance of January 26th goes much farther in the history.

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Where the mind is without fear


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 lead forward by thee
into ever-widening thought and action.
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father,
let my country awake