Where Borders are Just lines, not Divides.

"INDIA"  Most of the recent buzz around this word was indeed negative.

Some of the recent headlines are:
  1. 2G Spectrum Scam:  Rs.1.76-lakh crore
  2. Commonwealth Games Scam: Rs. 70000 crore
  3. Adarsh Society Scam:
  4. Karnataka Land Scam:
Moresoever, India is spending heavily on account of lobbying and diplomacy for permanent seat in United Nation Security Council and ironically our external affairs' minister reads the speech of the Portuguese minister at security council showing the world how responsible we are. (He did not even realise it until an Indian official pointed out despite the Portugal's minister having already read his speech) For those who don't know, India has been recently given a toy (read temporary membership of Security Council) so that the child keeps mum for at least the coming two years.

After a long time, I felt proud of our Bharat. Someone aptly commented that foreigners get their tongues tied speaking our language, but we Indians can speak any language of the world as easily as shepherd tends to his sheep. And why not, Bharat is home to 22 official languages and 400 associated dialects and mother tongues. After every 50 kilometers, dialect changes. Isn't that amazing??

Every religion, at its heart, spreads the message of love, harmony, forbearance and benevolence. And our country is the birth place of 4 world religions and home to 33 million Gods. One author remarked," Now, I believe in God. Otherwise it's impossible to handle such diversity in a single nation." Yes, there are some linguistic, regional and religious feuds but then which home doesn't have fights.

Amir Khusro, one of the greatest Indians of all time described his homeland by the following words:

If any foreigner comes by, he will have to ask for nothing,
because we treat him as our own;
play an excellent host and win their heart,
and show them how to smile like a flower;

Reason? Because there coexist 5000 castes and communities and we know how to respect people. Some people acclaim Bharat as a Hindu nation, but with 300 million Muslims living with pride and honour, as any fellow countryman does, we have the 2nd highest population of Muslims in the world.

As a land blessed by greats like Lord Buddha, Lord Mahavir, Guru Nanak Dev ji, Mahatma Gandhi, we are proud followers of non violence and non alignment. . Don't just concentrate on the negative side, relishing our positive part is easier than you'd think.  

मेरा भारत महान!!!


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