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peace be unto all..

Well, the times-are-a-changing!
Isn’t it ironic that a Hindu Prayer opens the Senate of a predominantly
Christian country and a Muslim journalist reports the story?

Well, I’d like to quote from the prayer which Zed delivered:
“United your resolve, united your hearts, may your spirits be at one,
that you may long dwell in unity and concord! Peace, peace, peace
be unto all.”

* Thanks to Bhushan for the link.

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India v/s India

There are Two Indias in this country
One India is straining at the leash,eager to spring forth and live up to all
the adjectives that the World has recently been showering upon Us.
The other India is the leash.

One India says, give me a chance, and i’l prove myself. The other India
says,prove yourself first and maybe then you’l have a chance.

One India lives in the optimism of our hearts.The other India lurks
in the skepticism of our minds.

One India wants.The other India hopes.
One India leads.The other India follows.

But conversions are on the rise.With each passing day more and
more people from the other India have been coming over to this side.
And quietly, while the world is not looking,a pulsating,dynamic,
new India is emerging.

An India whose faith in success is far greater than it’s fear of failure.
An India that no longer boycotts foreign-made goods but buys out the
companies that make them instead.

History, they say, is a bad motorist.It rarely ever signals it’s intentions
when taking a turn.
This is that rarely-ever moment.History is turning a page.

For more than half a century, our nation has sprung,stumbled,run,fallen,
rolled over,got up, dusted herself and cantered,sometimes lurched on.
But today, as we begin our 60th year as a Free Nation the ride has brought
us to the edge of time’s precipice.

And one India-a tiny little voice at the back of the head-is looking down
at the bottom of the ravine and hesitating.

The other India is looking up at the Sky and saying, it’s time to Fly.

These moving lines appeared in the Times of India e-paper on the 1st of January,2007.
(Thanks to Sumedh..)



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