I cannot remember the last time I actually spent a day at the beach, chilling among the sun, sand and waves. While growing up in Goa is often linked to spending time on the beaches sipping beers and cashew feni and living a sausegade life. At rare occasions do we take a break from our busy schedules and enjoy the scenic beauty of Goa.
It’s the Independence Day week and it’s time to get out the orange, green and white nail polishes😊. Nail art can be inspired by something that is being celebrated. And what better than being inspired by our national flag to celebrate Independence Day in a more patriotic way.
70 years ago, India stood strong and declared its rights to be a free and independent country. The country attained freedom following an Independence Movement which mainly centred nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience. Since the 18th century the British East India Company established a firm foundation of dominance over the Indian subcontinent. Regardless of the fierce military strength against them a few brave men chose to stand tall and defend their mother land. While many tried violent and revolting ways to deal with the oppression of the British. A single man with a golden thought of fighting without complying delivered us Indians towards independence in 1947, one of the greatest achievements in history.
Till this very date on the 15th of august, seeing the national flag being hoisted, moves me from within. It makes me think of the vigour and strength that dwelt among those men who fought and layed down their lives, to fulfil their vision of being freed so that their children and the coming generation can live in peace in their home land.
On this very day as we pay homage to our national leaders and incredible men, an important question which always crops up; did we do justice to their dream by looking at India today? Or did their fight, loss of precious life go in vain?