Why is Independence Day such an important event?

Today India celebrates its 70th Independence Day. This day in a sense is not just the celebration of India’s independence from foreign rule, but also the celebration of the ideals of Independence / Freedom that are core to its ancient values. The concepts and ideas from India’s ancient Vedic scripture continues to inspire generations even…

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Remembering our ‘Tryst with destiny’

Growing up, for one of those Independence Day essay writing competition, I had to memorize Nehru’s ‘Tryst with destiny’ speech and that speech has stayed with me to-date. Every year during India’s Independence Day, I invariably get to read about this speech in some article, news or blog post and learn something new about the…