To the memory of the British Empire in India,
Which conferred subjecthood upon us,
But withheld citizenship.
To which yet every one of us threw out the challenge: “Civis Britannicus sum”
Because all that was good and living within us
Was made, shaped and quickened
By the same British rule.
Shri Balasaheb Thackeray passed away today (Saturday afternoon India time) in Mumbai. Much of what I know about current events, I learn from the handful of people I follow on twitter. So I got to know of Balasaheb’s death through twitter. I noticed quite a few “RIP” messages. That prompted me to write a few tweets myself. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Passing of Shri Balasaheb Thackeray”