Need of the hour..

Posted on 15/08/2010


One would run out of words
In describing this vast land of Bharata’s
An arduous task to live up to their standards
In the absence of a stifling colonial hourglass
An often crippling collective conscience
For sixty three years we have shamelessly banked on
Can no longer take the plea of nascency
An improvement from within, not a show of baton
Not to sell versions of our culture
Instead lend a patient ear and compassion
That pierces through humanity, much like ‘Arjuna the archer’
This day, isn’t one to revise history nor to cash in on
But to see how far we have succeeded
In realizing the words of the wise sages
How much we aided, upheld and respected
Those oft turned history pages…