Wednesday, August 15, 2007

On India's 60th year of independence.

60 Years of Independence

Funny, how when you are millions of miles away from home, simple things like a Rs. 5 (that's about one-eighth of a dollar) plastic flag collected from home becomes a precious part of your life. Here's to India and its 60 years of freedom :)

32 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Moi, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and comment there. I appreciate it.

I know what you feel like with the small flag. I remember many years ago before Patty and I were married, and I lived in Japan, in the Army, that sometimes when I was out of money and everyone else had gone somewhere and the barracks were empty except for me, that I would get pretty lonely.

I look back on it now and don't think I could go through that again. It must be for young people. Old people, like me, can't stay away from home too long. Nothing fits and nothing works.

I hope the day tomorrow is better.

Here is to India and their 60 years of freedom from Colonial rule (I assume that is what you meant). Ghandi (spelling) was my hero.

Abraham Lincoln

Steve Buser said...

But things like this do let us know who we are and what we are all about.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Nabeel said...

happy independence day and we are 60 years old too ..

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ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

well, home is a place not too far away, is it?
when i'm traveling, i only have to close my eyes to hear the ocean by my house. :)

Anna said...

It is always good to have reminders of home! Happy 60th to India!

Nikon said...

I hope that you had a good celebration & congrats to India!

RUTH said...

An important reminder :o) Independance is important for all people and nations. Hope you were able to celebrate even though so far from home.

{H} creatives said...

Hello Moi! Great angle here - makes for great composition! Nicely done! Cheers! B-)

ruth said...

Congratulations to India, and to Pakistan too. I remember important small things like this too, when we lived in Istanbul. I remember going to an army base there on the 4th of July and eating a Snickers bar, watching fireworks. It was all I needed for a while.

Lori said...

Congratulations to India on 60 years of independence! (There was a nice picture in the NY Times today of people celebrating in India.) I like your flag photo!

inspired said...

congrats and i love the tilted blind slats letting in just enough light ;o]

Waldo Oiseau said...

Happy Independence Day! Speaking of which, I'm currently reading Gandhi's autobiography ... it's really excellent and makes one think about how you live your life. It's a beautiful study in living one's life in Truth and Love.

bluemountainmama said...

yes....happy independence day to your beautiful home country, moi! i hope to visit there someday.

i just rewatched 'ghandi' a couple of weeks ago....and it moved me just as much as the first time i saw it.

Geraldo said...

Moi,


Congratulations to this young country with an ancient history!

You reminded me of a book I read years ago, "Freedom at Midnight", about the events that led to the independence of India.
From the speech by Jawaharlal Nehru, just before midnight on August 14th, 1947:
"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 supressed, finds utterance."

I can only wish for the day when there'll be no country and no people under the rule of oppressors...

photowannabe said...

Moi, Happy Independence Day.
Yes its the little things of home that really do matter.

Moi said...

Thank you all....:)

Annie said...

It's wonderful to have little tidbits from home to stimulate memories, evoke feelings and nostagia.

Faye Pekas said...

Happy Independence day to India. Yes its nice to have reminders of home :)

Yoda said...

Happy 60th birthday, and hope there are many, many, many more to come!

Kanishka Agiwal said...

Not that I am a fan of this blog, but the love for my nation forces me to grudgingly comment on this post.

Happy Independence Day. I will get some more flags if you want...

ojo al charqui said...

Nice pictures
congratulations!
from CHILE

Radha said...

Very patriotic :)
Happy independence day !!
And Kanishka deserves a kick on his @#$% :-)

JoAnn - NL Photography said...

Hey!!!!
Are You back?
If so: welcome back and thanks for our comments, I thought also about the 60TH anniversary of India, How was or still IS your trip???

Glad to have you back, or do you came back soon?


:) JoAnn see you on your blog,
Happy weekend (sepia cow today)

Moi said...

Radha : oh he sure does :DD
Kanishka, u are taking too much of panga, boy!!! :DD

JoAnn - NL Photography said...

Hi Moi,

Welcome back and a happy weekend also for you too, just show me travel-stories by photography on your blog...? :)

I just wondered how you could comment wHile you were on travelling? ( laptop with you?)Anyway thaks for your comments, I am glad to have yu back again, I look forewards to see your blog-photo and story's soon!

Bye :0 JoAnn

joy said...

Happy Anniversary! What did you do to celebrate?

joy
Norwich Daily Photo

bluemountainmama said...

just wanted to stop over and wish you a lovely weekend, moi,(swati)! :)

Kalyan said...

A belated Happy Independence Day, Swati!

navin said...

Happy Independence Day to you too

Sandeepa said...

That's one beautiful photograph. I got a new D80, haven't clicked anything yet though. Haven't handled a SLR before, shall be inspired by yours :)

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

Happy Independence Day! (sorry I'm late.)

I like this photo as well. It's an illustration as to how much personal meaning may be held in a simple, common object...