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Friends, Indians, countrymen, lend me your ears;

Patriotism finds itself a distinct definition in every phase of the average Indian’s life:

Until you’re in school, it’s the agony of having to spend the first half of 2 public holidays – namely Republic Day and Independence Day – in school, singing Jana Gana Mana (the national anthem), Vande Mataram (the national song) and being compelled to watch/participate in/make herculean efforts to ward off sleep through cultural performances. 358 more words


Republic Day Parade

Oh they do, do they? The Ministry of Defense requests our presence? Well it sure didn’t feel like it at the time!

It came to my attention quite abruptly that I was going to be in Delhi for Republic Day, the anniversary of India’s independence. 1,450 more words


Took this photo on Jan 26 (Republic Day, India) when a Javan (Soldier) was standing on a military tank.

N V Harikrishna