August 17, 2008

Independence Day

This was an extended weekend in India, with 15th August being a holiday. This is the date when we celebrate our independence from the British empire. More than 60 years have passed since we became independent, and am not sure how good or bad we have performed. As a democracy, we have been very successful, and all the governments we have had, had been elected to power, and all the power transitions have been peaceful. However, as an economy and as a society, we haven't had the desired results.

Next day, 16th August, we had the festival of Raksha Bandhan. This is another Indian festival celebrated annually. Tomorrow the weekend ends, and another week starts. I have had couple of pending works on which I'm running late. Hopefully would be able to complete them this week.

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