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Happy Independence Day India

And again, what better words than these from a man who ended up Pakistan’s national poet?

यूनान-ओ-मिस्रर-ओ-रोमा सब मिट गए जहां से

बाकी मगर है अब तक नाम-ओ-निशां हमारा

कुछ बात है जो हस्ती मिटती नहीं हमारी

सदियों रहा है दुश्मन दौर-ए-जहां हमारा

Yunaan-o-Misr-o-Roma, sab mit gaye jahaan se 

Baaki magar hai ab tak naam-o-nishaan hamaara 

Kuchh baat hai jo hasti miTti nahin hamaari 

Sadiyon raha hai dushman daur-e-jahaan hamaara 

Ancient Egypt, Greece and the Roman empire

Came and went, but we shall never retire

We must be made of sterner stuff

Tides’ve flowed against us long enough.


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. I was, and am suffering from depression and things had gotten out of control. I had chronicled it in my posts, but I have removed them. Not because I wanted to hide that facet of my life; if that were the case, I wouldn't be writing this. But I was lucky to come across many, many wonderful people out here who helped me. Even if it was just to post and tell me I wasn't alone. I can't tell you how thankful I am for all of you. I've tried since, to tell my own story as an attempt at catharsis (didn't work) and as a means of telling others that they weren't alone either, not in their depression, nor in their cutting or burning, nor in their thoughts of and attempts at suicide. So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost dark self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on. I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice. I am a depressive, have been for some time, so some things do trigger me for no rhyme or reason; I don't expect anyone to understand that this happens, just maybe accept that it does. If not, I am sorry.


9 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day India

  1. Beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Nisthur Anadi | 17/08/2016, 8:38 AM
  2. Fantastic……

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by WordsOfDepth | 16/08/2016, 8:17 AM
  3. Happy Independent Day! Glad you are back. 😄

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 16/08/2016, 1:40 AM
  4. Happy Independence Day! So glad to read your posts!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by lorigreer | 15/08/2016, 8:09 PM

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