Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This Sunday, it was Indian everywhere.
Special Indian cuisines in restaurants, Young students in Indian attire, Indian flag on every vehicle, on every door, Indian patriotic songs echoing in the ears.
That day I woke up listening to the slogans raised by young students who organized a Independence Day parade. They shouted,
Mera bharat Mahan, mera bharat Mahan’
I wondered if they ever knew the meaning of what they are saying??? Do they really understand the meanings??
The school students often recite what is taught to them by their teachers.
When I asked about it to my younger brother (who is a primary school student), he replied that Independence day is the day of pastries, chocolates and flag for him. For all these are provided free of cost in his school on Independence Day. The only thing that made him upset was the day on which Independence Day appeared. Since it was a Sunday, he missed one of the holidays this year.
So the point is that how many of us take this day seriously?? Do we really understand the meaning of the slogans that we raise?? Or is mera bharat really a Mahan country??? Geographically it may be vast, but are we great in terms of development??
Ultimately, it is a bunch of unanswered questions that we have… Indians are completely familiar with these unanswered questions since they are a part and parcel of our Indian life style.

Mera Bharat is Mahan when I showcase my hope towards the rulers of the country. We elect them again and again even though some are not even trustworthy.

Mera bharat is indeed Mahan when I hope over the potholes on the roads. I complain that the roads are very small, however it doesn’t bother me if the wide roads are made shorter by the hawkers settled on the roadside. I curse my luck to be born as an Indian, when I pull my scooty stuck up in the marshy roads, but I don’t even bother to keep those roads clean. According to the Indian in me , the only person responsible for keeping roads clean is the municipality.

Mera bharat is Mahan when I praise the unity in diversity of the incredible India. We pledge that we respect every religion. We are born as an Indian before we were categorized to Hindus and Muslims.

However these are mere words that inspire the Indian in me, when it comes to action, it’s always the Hindu or Muslim in me who triumphs over the Indian heart. Or else why would the honour killings and religious terrorism happen in India??

Mera bharat is indeed Mahan because technically we are much progressed.
The Indian media gives us news about almost everything. Right from the tweet-fight of politicians to the elbow injury of a cricketer.
They need to be applauded for the courage they have while they cover the terror attacks of midnight or the earthquake at the dawn. However being a Indian youth I prefer bollywood gossips more than any political debate. The ‘glam’ page of the newspaper is the most discussed topic among Indian youth. We don’t even bother if any minister corrupted Indian games or if there’s any drug scandal. Why would we sprain our brain on that when we have Tendulkar downpour and Ronaldo rampage to discuss about?

Mera bharat is indeed Mahan when a student in a remote village struggles to study his lessons in the light of a kerosene lamp, while the one in metro cities browse social networking sites in the classroom amidst his lectures.
What a beautiful contrast to explain Indian technological growth!!!!

Mera bharat will be Mahan only if the Indian in me wakes up. It’s my responsibility to develop my country. If Indian brains can contribute to the development of the most developed nations on the world, what about our nation???

Guys there are many stones left unturned on the path of development…. Let’s join together and strive towards the progress of the country because our country is still considered as a developing country…when will we become a developed nation??? 63 years of struggle towards development is not enough????

Once again there occurs many unanswered questions…lets answer them, lets unite for the progress of our country!!!!!!


  1. I think Aug 15th is when when millions of Indians wake up at 9 in the morning and turn on Doordarshan - only to realize that the military parade happens on January 26.

  2. i think this must be the worst example of Indian patriotism

  3. Sahara India Pariwar has taken great initiative to bring the people of country together through the medium of national anthem. We all should come up one by one joining the hands of each other to make a such a strong knot on which every Indian word get printed strongly. Let us make this day auspicious in the world by making one of unbreakable records. Jai Hind!
    Bharat Bhawna Diwas

  4. I used this phrase a lot - "Mera Bharath Mahaan". More so when I travel abroad or when I hear people passionately discussing about the goodness of foreign countries. I repeat this when I see people complain about the short comings of our country. I belive that Mera Bharath is indeed very much Mahaan and we, the people are not!!!

    You rightly said...

    Good one!