Monday, August 15, 2005

Happy 58th dear India!


"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance .... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again." - Jawaharlal Nehru (Speech on Indian Independence Day, 1947)

Comments:
As always you have such a brilliant way of juxtaposing text and photo - is this the road into the future?
 
Thanks D! ;) Oh I hope the future is brighter and clearer? This was taken on a wintry/smoggy day earler this year.
 
Hello, dear N! I love this quote. In fact, I was reading "The Discovery of India" yesterday. It is such a pleasant surprise to log in and see a quote from one of his speeches!

xoxo
 
Dear V! I think that his speech still gives me goosepimples.
:)
Glad you are reading "The Discovery of India".

Hope you are well.

xoxo
 
What a lovely photograph & quote N, thanks!
 
Thanks R and that speech is one of best ever!

:)
 
not only the speech but his poems are of great stature. His poems are truely shaking and full of emotions towards his country. This guy is a symbol.

Loved the post.
 
Did you read Midnight's Children? The bit in that speech about the stroke of midnight reminded me of it. (Fantastic book, one of my favorites of all time.)
 
Many good wishes and blessings to India as it continues down the road of independence.
 
What a lovely, atmospheric photo! Great words, of course. :-)
 
A wonderful independence speech. Nehru gives me goosebumps, too, N.

T, I LOVE Midnight's Children. It is one of my favorite books of all time.

Fabulous post, N. Long live, India~~~~
 
At the risk of sounding like an ignoramous, where is that photo taken? Nothing is clicking in my brain at the moment, sorry!
 
Thank you for all your wonderful thoughts and comments.

T - yes I have a while ago and it is a fab book.

K - photo is New Delhi the capital of India.
 
Diane - thank you for the great wishes for India! I speak a weird language/write these days - LOL- goosepimples I wrote! Hehe ;)

Hope you are well.

xoxo
 
Happy 58th India! May other countries follow in your glory!
 
A very young age for ancient India S! ;)
 
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