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Friday, August 15, 2008

My daddy strongest!

It's that time of the year again, when we get to pound our chests and claim that we're the best in the world. It's the time to sing the national anthem and feel goose bumps on our souls. It's the time to wear patriotism on our sleeves. It's the time for Independence Day!
This is the time to buy two-rupee flags and flaunt them for the world to see. This is the time when the Residents Welfare Associations around the country organise little 'functions' of their own to celebrate their very visible spirit of patriotism. This is the time for television channels to run the jaded Melody Queen's jaded rendition of the most patriotic song ever written or sung. This is the time for people's representatives to dig out and ply the same platitudes that have kept generations of politicians in business. This is the time for us to hark on our golden past, cite the greatness of our civilisation and claim moral superiority over the rest of the decadent world.
After the day is done and dusted, however, we can go back to bleeding the nation in ways we know best.
Thank god we have to be patriotic only once a year!

8 Comments:

Anonymous chandni said...

and you're back to blogging!

YAY!

4:19 pm  
Blogger Sonia said...

Yes, it is quite ... I can't remember the word for it... ah yes.. fecked, like u say! :)

Why pretend to respect a country on one day and abuse it every other day of the year?!

11:38 am  
Anonymous chandni said...

hey1 how've u been?? long time!

2:24 pm  
Blogger sattva said...

ghost!!!! great to hear from u. i love the title of this post. how goes the film making? my hair is not orange anymore, so hoping that my son won't ever remember :)

2:37 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

CHANDNI: Long time indeed! I've been in and out, busy with this and that. How've you been? Still around in the motherland? :-)


SONIA: Don't even get me started!


SATTVA: It's SO GOOD to hear from you!! :-) How've you been and how's the li'l one? What a pity it is that he won't see the colourful side to his mother's personality
:-) You're not planning to blog again?

5:36 pm  
Blogger Grafxgurl said...

jaded is right.. i could never stand that high pitched singing of Lata Mangeshkar!!

12:19 am  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

GRAFXGURL: I'm so glad that there're still some people who'll call a spade a spade ;-)

Also glad to see that there're still some people who love their Gerald Durrells and James Herriots :-)

3:23 pm  
Blogger Grafxgurl said...

AH MY GAD you like the Gerald Durrellses and James Herriotses too!?!! im so linking you!!

6:16 pm  

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