Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Where the mind is without fear - In the context of India today

If Rabindranath Tagore was alive today, I think he would have written his poem as below! My little imagination based on India today!

Where the mind is without fear of blasts, kidnapping, rape or murder
Where the head doesn't refuse to think
Where knowledge is not sold for money
Where the world has not been broken up
Into fragments by WikiLeaks, regional parties, splittists or Maoists
Where words come out not just to discuss divorce and depth of scams
Where tireless striving is not a stretch, let alone striving for perfection
Where the clear stream of traffic has even a remote chance of finding its way
through the deadly city roads and dead signals
Where the mind is not led backward by anybody
Into ever narrowing thought and morals
Into at least that level of freedom, let my country awake

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