India celebrated another Republic Day on 26/11/2009.
Since this is exactly Two months since 26/11 terror strikes.the patriotism was higher than ever.
The comming months will determine India's response to the 26/11 terror attacks,after giving enough time for the Diplomatic Initiatives to work.
Comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4861 posts, RR: 16 Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
Happy Republic Day to one and all! The PM must be watching from his hospital bed.
Brings back memories! In my time we used to watch Gnats and De Havilland Vampires fly by but presume things have changed. The thrill of 'Chacha' Nehru walking by, the spectacular Beating Retreat ceremony and other delights. The flowers at the Mughal Gardens, roses and chrysanthemums - felt like Paradise.
PNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 581 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
Indeed a proud occasion to celebrate being a republic and a flourishing democracy for 60 years and counting. Given that India has had to celebrate this day in the shadows of 26/11 - I think Mel's comments were on the point.
As imperfect as it may be, the very fact that India has been able to thrive as a democracy (where as very few other countries coming out of colonization have been able to do) is a testament to the Indian spirit. Now only if India can make the world realize that her patience is a virtue not a symbol of her weakness.
A Happy Republic Day to all Indians and friends of India.....
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26018 posts, RR: 58 Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
Quoting PNQIAD (Reply 5): Given that India has had to celebrate this day in the shadows of 26/11 - I think Mel's comments were on the point.
But with all due respect it seems to creep into every thread. I can certainly copy and paste the posts if you want but I think thats not necessary. And as someone else has pointed out it was not a surprise. I knew before I clicked into this thread to be honest.
''The Republic Day of India is a national holiday of India to mark the adoption of the Constitution of India and the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic on January 26, 1950. It is one of the three national holidays in India.''
Feel free to celebrate this national holiday but not to jibe at Pakistan and Pakistani Anet members .
I celebrate the fact that India got Independance and so do my Fathers family whose roots lead back to India.
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HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31445 posts, RR: 57 Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
Quoting PNQIAD (Reply 5): Given that India has had to celebrate this day in the shadows of 26/11
True.India awaits support from Pakistan to fight these elements & is not blaming the political leadership there.
Quoting PNQIAD (Reply 5): Now only if India can make the world realize that her patience is a virtue not a symbol of her weakness.
Very true.Paitence to want peace should not be considered a weakness.
Quoting OA260 (Reply 6): Feel free to celebrate this national holiday but not to jibe at Pakistan and Pakistani Anet members .
true.But I think the drifting occurs because of the lack of support from the other side towards attackers of India's 26/11,which is the latest attack.
The hurt is very bad out here following 26/11.Hence Replublic day celebrations had many mentions of it.which is very understandable.
The Parade as usual was fantastic & Amazing,Well organised & always a pleasure to watch.
I still remember this parade from many years ago till date,how it has evolved to be a very popular & family outing for most people visiting.
The alternative would be pretty damned hideous, don't you think?
It's a credit to the great nation of India that in the main, cooler heads have prevailed and people are often ready to listen to each other. Although one might conclude that colonialism was a bad thing, I think that the British made important contributions in the field of law and government-just as they did in this country.
It's ended up with India having a foot in both worlds. You gotta love that.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31445 posts, RR: 57 Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1374 times:
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 20): The alternative would be pretty damned hideous, don't you think?
True.We see it in our neighbourhood,a strong Democracy always helps.
Its amazing,considering the structure of India in terms of Languages,castes,cultures,communities,religons....No one could have vouched for it to be a stable & successfull democracy for so many years.Its like a world with diversity in one country.
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 20): I think that the British made important contributions in the field of law and government-just as they did in this country.
True.Apart for partition,they passed on a lot of great stuff.
I stay in Mumbai & its great to have friends from various communities, together celebrating each others festivals.Amazing.
It is a credit to the character of the people of India to have been able to hold democracy together for so long. I am in the middle of reading "The Great Partition " by Yasmin Khan it is a bewildering story of major crisis and massive social and political change. Both sides have valid reasons to hate each other ,however India remains amazingly stable in light of all the history.
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AGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17 Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1306 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 16): Seeing its resolve...I'm sure it would be the last Democracy to fall,If democracy does start falling.
I am frankly embarrassed at the my fellow countrymen Mel , we in the US hit some hard times and are willing to throw it all out the window. We have become week , and our leaders have betrayed us . We are not heading away from democracy , we just have too may voters who are week , spoiled and looking for free stuff .. not freedom.
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