On August 15, 2009 India will be celebrating its 62nd Independence Anniversary.
It’s a good time to wonder what the significance of the 62nd Independence Day is going to be.
Yesterday’s Page 3 supplement carried two young film stars promoting their new movie by turning guest editors of the paper. The paper was all about how Indians need the youth to guide them. It’s the age of the new youth who have very incisive questions for politicians but who refuse to enter politics themselves.
Which leads to the million-dollar question, what does India’s youth think about Independence Day? How will India’s youth reshape the 62nd year of freedom to something that will matter and benefit the country?
In the age of globalization and a flat world, what happens to the notion of patriotism? Is patriotism passe?
What does India’s freedom mean to you? What are your plans for August 15, 2009? Are you celebrating the 62nd anniversary?
Answer away or leave us a comment.
- Bhumika Anand