9 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day, India”

  1. Hi Atanu,

    Good to see a post after a long time.

    While I was following the expose of whats happening in India in international media, I am perplexed to note that none of the major channels or newpapers made any mention of India’s independence, detention of Anna Hazare, the escape of Antonia Maino and the current anarchy in India. In fact NY times had the Anna post in “news from AP and Reuters” in one obscure corner of the world news page. BBC has it somewhere in the southeast asia pages. Whereas news of Mobarak trial and Norway still continue to make major headlines in NY times. Didnt expect anything better from the sold out Indian media run by dutts and sardesais. Dr. Swamy who managed a 2 minute slot with Fox news but thats on his own merit. I see news from Lanka, Pakistan, Thailand and Indonesia made to some headlines on several occassions with none of it as serious a subject as we witness now in India.

    Is India and Indian events so damn irrelevant to the world media at large or is there an active congress media machine working behind the scenes.

    Would love to read you analysis on this


  2. What independence?

    To add to what Amit said the situation is not very different from what George Orwell describes elaborately in Animal Farm. We got rid of the English to be enslaved by our very own “Pigs”.

    In school independence day meant singing paeans to the the Gandhi clan. I was always perplexed at the amount of text dedicated to the Gandhi and Nehru in the history text books, while all the other freedom fighters occupied just about one or two chapters. It was later in college that I started seeing the actual truth.

    That was when independence lost it’s meaning to me. Over the years there was not a single act which would bring be hope.


  3. Independence Day is good time for reflections on different fronts achieved in a year. Right now, Anna Hazare has overshadowed everybody.

    Though lot of people support it, I feel it is basically a media show. Channels are giving him more space than ever to any other movement in recent years.

    What’s your viewpoint!


  4. as we have got independence from british raj,but political raj has came to our country which unables pupils to express there views.


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