Monday, August 15, 2011


This Independence Day, there is only one thing I am repeatedly reminded of. It has got nothing to do with Independence Day; But again, it might be somehow related.

Where I used to teach a little maths, science and english to children from underprivileged families, were staying a family, husband-wife and their two daughters, who had come to Delhi from Bihar to get the girls treated for an undiagnosed. Since it was a small place with two-rooms, the little girls played in the room where I taught the kids. One of the girls was calling for her mother, but the sound that came out of her mouth could easily be mistaken as a distant cat's cry. Her voice was so low that I had to go to the adjacent room and call out her mother for her. I noticed that even the mother spoke in such a low voice that there had to be pin drop silence to understand what she said. When asked for the reason, she told me that from where they belong, women are not taught to speak aloud.

This has got nothing to do with Independence Day......But again, it might actually be related.

She could say what she wanted to say, she had the right, but she couldn't say it the way she wanted to or the way she should have, because she hadn't learned it.

Happy Independence Day

But Remember
Independence is pending



aastha sinha said...

superb....independence is still yet to be acheieved....

Felicity said...

Happy Independence Day! :)

Tanvi said...

aastha, thanks....we all have to contribute towards achieving real Independence

Felicity, Thanks :)
Same to you, belated =)

CRD said...

Independence isn't served on a platter. It isn't given to you. You fight for it.

Nice post:)


Tanvi said...

CRD, true!