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Hyphenated Indians - Building A Sense of Pride

I have to thank Theodore Roosevelt for the above phrase. He used the term hyphenated American when he said, “In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.” 1,089 more words

How To Dispose Of The Indian National Flag Respectfully

Every year I see this happen. And it breaks my heart. Torn flags. Flags on the ground. Trampled upon. Piled up in the trash. I see this epecially around schools. 461 more words

Introspection/Pseudo-Intellectual Stuff

Saffron, white and green

’tis that time of the year again when patriotism is in the air; the tri-colour all over headlines and timelines.

The one thing that binds all Indians together irrespective of religion, caste and creed. 89 more words


Fellow Boomer Frank Bascombe Returns in Richard Ford’s New Book

If you’re a Boomer, then Frank Bascombe is one of us, and it’s nice to have him back and once more pondering the past, fretting about the future and coping with an unsettled present. 626 more words

Booming Along

Washington D.C. // Day 1

When Independence Day rolls around, hot dog and burger buns fly off the shelves at supermarkets and people put the final touches on their authentic, star spangled banner outfits. 764 more words


a surprising musical chameleon

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights, by Claire Rudolf Murphy, illustrated by Bryan Collier
published in 2014 by Henry Holt and Company… 197 more words

Picture Books

Independence Day #7: Ready to take on the world, one picture at a time!

Happy New Year guys! Super belated, I know. But I hope it’s treating you well, and that 2015 is the best damn year you’ve ever had :D:D:D… 485 more words