Thursday, November 27, 2008

INDIA Poised - Our time is now...

There was a video that made the rounds of the office mails a few months back.
A video which showed Amitabh Bachchan talking about INDIA.
It was an initiative by the Times of India and Times Now.
Titled INDIA Poised – Our time is NOW.
I have reproduced it here in the hope that people are aware of the change that’s taking place in our country.
Of course reading it here is not the same as listening to Amitabh talk about it. But I like it a lot and it does quite inspire or awaken something in people! At least it did so for me!
There are 2 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 been recently showering upon us. The other INDIA is the leash.

One INDIA says give me a chance and I will prove myself. The other INDIA says prove yourself first and maybe then you will 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.

These conversions are on the rise. With each passing day more and more people from the other INDIA are 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 its fear of failure.

An INDIA that no longer boycotts foreign made goods; but buys out the companies that makes them instead.

History, they say is a bad motorist. It rarely ever signals its intentions when it’s taking a turn.

This is that rarely ever moment.

History is turning a page.

For over half a century, our nation has sprung, stumbled, run, fallen, rolled over, got up and dusted herself and encountered; sometimes lurched on.

But now in our 60th year as a free nation, the ride has brought us to the edge of time’s great 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.


  1. Hello Aishwariya,
    Thats an interesting read.
    This is totally unrelated but, somehow I am reminded of Big B's poem in the movie Anand.

  2. @ Shiv --> Hey there, good to c u here...

    It is quite a coincidence that this was also told by Big B!!

    How r u? Good 2 hear that the campus is becoming even more beautiful!


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