Thursday, 14 August 2014

Feel Free To Celebrate

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The rains had just stopped & I stepped out in style.
The street welcomed; a starry sky stretched for a mile!

Lights like stars!
My Street on Eid! Copyright- Anita
Pink, blue & green lights sparkled & faces glowed happily,
Dressed in new clothes, passers-by were chatting excitedly.

I wished everyone 'Eid Mubarak' & heard the same greeting.
Belonging to India is a blessing that's incredible & amazing.

On Holi, Diwali, Christmas & Baisakhi, we celebrate together.
Another arm to tie a Rakhi, we earn another friend/sister/brother.

I may have been born in a family following a different religion,
But, I respect all irrespective of their religion/language/region...

Church/Mosque/Monastery... every place of worship is divine.
Celebrating festivals together, sharing food & fun & help is fine!

Incredible India wins over everyone easily & so magically!
This is my India; I belong everywhere & this is my family...

When I walk on our streets, I feel independent & free everyday!
Jai Hind! Vande Mataram! Jai Ho! Happy Independence Day!


Source: Wikimedia Commons




My Pic For Wordless Wednesday #47  - My explanation- 
Hands are used to decorate the lights on the street. 
Hands are used to pray & also to hug & to greet. 
Hands are used to hold our National Flag on every date-
Hands help us to feel proud & celebrate ...


There's a lot yet to be improved & yet to be done in our nation...
Still there are reasons to feel proud & to be a part of the celebration.
Together we can help create the India of our dreams & aspiration.
Here's wishing a very Happy Independence Day to everyone.

53 comments:

  1. I second your thought Anita.....:)
    I also show equal respect to all other religions.....HAPPY INDEPENDENT DAY

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    1. Thanks Arpita! Wishes for you too!

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  2. You are super awesome Anita! I love the pride you have for your city and your country! :)

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    1. Thanks Soumya for such kind words :)

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  3. Wow!
    This is utterly beautiful and what better way to mark our independence day than this fan-tastic poem!

    Happy Aug 15th, Anita
    Thanks for linking up :)

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    1. Thanks Ruchira for your prompt. I had to write a poem for our Independence Day.
      I didn't let my pic be wordless :)

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  4. Equality :)

    Nice theme on our independence day .. :)

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    1. Celebrating freedom! Love to be an Indian.
      Thanks Ankur :)

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  5. Vande Matram...Vande Matram!!...
    Befitting and so beautifully composed. Applause!... Hope u can hear it.
    Hope all of us remember that Freedom means nothing without certain responsibilities, certain duties. Not huge goals that we speak and fail to act upon but just carry on with our day to day activities...remembering all as enshrined in our Constitution...which I believe is the right of all. To live in peace and with all equality and fairness.
    Happy Independence Day Anita to you and all. :)

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    1. Vande Mataram, Shivani!
      Thanks a lot for sharing such apt words... you have rightly summed up freedom. May we all uphold its spirit.
      Happy Independence Day!

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  6. Your patriotism and belief in university in diversity deserves an applause. Love the starry sky in your vicinity.

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    1. Thanks Vidhya :) I have more pics of the starry sky. I was so happy seeing the lights of different colors stretching as my sky for nearly a kilometer! I went click-happy!

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  7. Happy independence day.....Anita.

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    1. Welcome here. Thanks a lot!
      Best wishes to you & all of us :)

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  8. I do wish and hope it is so Anita, all religions teach us the same yet so many are killed in the name of the religion ..

    Happy independance day ... and Vande Mataram

    Bikram's

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    1. Truly Bikram. Hope all will be well & we'll have freedom from all the evils..
      Happy Independence Day & Vande Mataram.

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  9. That is another way to look at it, a lot nicer and better way :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, dear :) Let us see the positive side & feel nice :)

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  10. Happy Independence Day Anita! A lovely tribute through a poem ...cheers :)

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    1. Thanks Uma! Best wishes to you too :) Cheers!

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  11. Happy Independence Day Anita :) It's an awesome poem dear... Missed your blog all these days... Will come back to read the missed posts... TC! Keep smiling :)

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    1. Thanks Sindhu! Aww! That's so sweet :)
      Most welcome! It's such a pleasure to hear from you :)
      TC! Keep smiling :)

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  12. A happy post! Speaks a lot about the person you are :)

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    1. Thanks Beloo! Elementary my dear :)

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  13. Vande Mataram. A beautiful post and a dream where we shall become One irrespective of our religious beliefs.
    Happy Independence Day:)

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    1. Thanks! Vande Mataram & Happy Independence Day, Vishal :)
      May we all be united in mind & spirit.

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  14. Thanks for such a lovely poem!

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  15. Happy Independence Day Anita.. I am bit late but its never late to wish this.. It was lovely to read you :)

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    1. Happy Independence Day, Preeti! Lovely to hear from you!
      Such wishes are never belated...they make us feel elated :)

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  16. Happy Independence Day. Truly said Anita and I liked the first pic! Glittering like your words :)

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    1. Happy Independence Day to you too, Shanx!
      For your nice glittering words, many many thanks :)

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  17. Superbly written...I lik the click very much......also the last thought on 'Hands' is gr8! Belated Happy Independence Day! We must celebrate India & wrk for its prosperity!

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    1. Thank you so much. Best wishes to you too!
      May we all contribute to India's prosperity :)

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  18. In one word, we are secular, I really love how tolerant we are as a country. Granted that there have been a few isolated issues but for a young democracy like ours, the progress we have made is quite amazing :)

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  19. Great creation, Anita:) Happy Independence Day!

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  20. Hats off to your inspiring thoughts Anita. Lets all be proud of our roots and our nation. Cheers :)

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  21. A nice poem Anita inspiring harmony and pride for the country. Happy Independence Day.

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  22. Great poem Annie... Happy 15th :-) do celebrate on my behalf too...

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  23. Your thoughts are so full of hopes and optimism.. Great Anita..'

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  24. beautiful poem... great creativity... happy independence day... :-)

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  25. Happy Independence day to us :) Yaayy! Love ur optimistic approach

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  26. I usually ignore poems, find them really difficult to read for some reason. Thankfully I opened this link and read the poem. Loved it. Nice Anita :)

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  27. Great post.
    Happy Independence Day Greetings to you!

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  28. मेरे जज़्बातों से इस कदर वाकिफ़ है मेरी कलम,
    मैँ 'इश्क' लिखना चाहूँ तब भी 'इन्कलाब' लिखा जाता है.....
    Bhagat Singh
    🇮🇳 Happy Independence Day

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  29. I resonate your thoughts and views...we are humans first! Beautiful poem on a special day...Happy Independence Day!

    I am tweeting this also :)

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  30. Happy Independence Day. It's a powerful theme that the Govt should adopt, Anita. It's so powerful and only this idea will define India's future as a super economic power:)

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  32. Always a positive and hopeful tone in your posts, I like that very much! Hope you had a good Independence Day!

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  33. Filled with patriotism.. Belated Happy Independence Day!

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