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When all trees have been cut down, when all animals have been hunted, when all waters are polluted, when all air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. - Cree Prophecy

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

‘appy I’day

60 years since..do u rate that young or old for a nation? If so on what scale do we really evaluate? I mean if one needs to, else u can join the euphoria and shout happy Independence day or have that small flag on ur pocket and eat that ‘pulippu muttai’. (that sticky candy distributed after flag hoisting)

We got Independence, right? Or did we?? So many things really keep me pondering on that question! Just see a few of these below that are still under the clutches of brits..

1.Why do we still have “collectors” who were primarily ‘collecting’ taxes on behalf of the queen?
2.Why do we still have remains of the stupid west minister style brit democracy like governor, president (exact replacement of their queen/king) etc..
3.Why do we still continue their distorted history? (eg. Aryan invasion)
4.Why do we still have the ties and suits even in places like Madras in 48 degrees, phew..(ok, I too put that act when I had to bark for my salary, sic)
5.Even this all occupying_water_hyacinth was brought as an ornamental plant by the queen during her visit then and we are yet to get out of its clutches even. so many such weeds all over..
6.When will we come out of the loss of pride injected in to our systems by the brits after ‘the minutes’ of macaulay?
7.Why the inefficient bureaucracy of the brit style – filled with sycophancy and corruption to the boot?
8.not to forget the ‘English medicines’ and their specialized diseases..when we had excellent wholistic approaches like ayurveda, siddha etc. Typically this attention to symptom instead of cause attitude spread to all our issues. Eg: we took to DDT instead of taking to tidiness and hygiene!
9.Freedom? But when will we ever get that from the corruption at all levels that spread all over our society during the colony days..
10.No! their influence did not leave even our toilets..the western toilet- an amazing example of totally unfit (physically, climatically,positionally, attitudewise or any wise) product occupying more houses/toilets..che..che..

Theres more, I know u all know too..when time permits and when I have bettered my writing skills lemme cover all those, till then u all ponder as well

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