“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new…India discovers herself again.” – Jawaharlal Nehru,

August 15, 1947. India wins independence after more than 200 yrs of British rule.

Happy Independence Day to the country of my birth!

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9 Responses to “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.


  1. hey, some people just are not morning people. Jai Hind!

  2. Kapil Ranade says:


    Jai Hind, Vande Mataram, Inqilab Zindabad!!


  3. Arey Kapil, enough the inqilabs, cant we all just get along, play some cricket and have some tea?

  4. Kapil Ranade says:


    Quite capital, I say!!


    But no, we need the Hazare Inqilab.


  5. I must respectfully decline the crease in the Anna matter. Get rid of socialism from our constitution, give more power to the states, and ‘legalize’ corruption is all I can say to Hazare. But let us not quarrel today, there is always the 16th of August when you can.declare war on poor me.

  6. Kapil Ranade says:


    Decline the crease, legalise the grease!


  7. Kapil bayya, if i start a political party back home, that will surely be my slogan 😉

  8. Kapil Ranade says:


    You will also need a Hindi version.

  9. Rajini Rao says:


    Speaking of cricket, I had to share a comment I saw on FB: “Standard & Poor has just down graded M S Dhoni’s mojo rating from Captain Kool to Smurf.”

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