15.8.08

About: 61 Independent years.

Its been 61 years since my country won its freedom, it has been slow going and lots of things have happened for both good and bad. I sit to blog about a total random collection of events, people, places, things, which randomly come to mind. It may consist of things one should be proud of and few things one may want to shrug it off, like something unwanted placed in the kitchen loft or a store.

The list is long but the road ahead is longer.

  1. Gandhi.
  2. Democracy.
  3. ‘93 Bombay bomb blasts; other bomb blasts.
  4. Sardar Patel.
  5. Liberalization.
  6. Wars with Pakistan.
  7. Insurgency.
  8. Regionalism.
  9. Corruption.
  10. Param Vir Chakra and all gallantry award recipients.
  11. Green Revolution.
  12. White revolution
  13. The business houses, Ambanis, Tatas, Bhartis, Mittals, all A to Z.
  14. Muslims Presidents, Sikh Prime Minister, Christian Leader of Opposition.
  15. Lady President and Prime Minister.
  16. Emergency.
  17. Hockey.
  18. Arjun Award Winners.
  19. World Champions.
  20. A billion and more of me.
  21. Atom Bomb.
  22. Space Program.
  23. Internet Train ticket booking.
  24. Mobile Phones, Phone Network.
  25. Malls.
  26. Chinese Bhel.
  27. Made in India.
  28. Call centres.
  29. Religions.
  30. Hindi Movies.
  31. Mother Teresa.
  32. Cricket.
  33. Compassion.
  34. Poor roads.
  35. Speeding cars
  36. Stock Markets.
  37. Gold.
  38. Festivals.
  39. Farmers.
  40. Buyers markets.
  41. Developing Economy, Emerging Nation, Enriching cultures.
  42. Constitution.
  43. Corus, Jaguar, Land Rover,Tetley.
  44. Cultures.
  45. Hinglish.
  46. Yoga.
  47. Army.
  48. Indian Institutes.
  49. Performing Artists: Singers, Actors, Painter, Designers, Poets.
  50. Diamonds.
  51. Software Companies.
  52. Salaries.
  53. 26 January.
  54. Illiteracy.
  55. Beauty Pageant Winners.
  56. Chacha Choudhary and Saboo.
  57. Cable TV.
  58. Olympic Golds.
  59. Diaspora.
  60. Professionals: Engineers, Doctors, Architects,
  61. Media

19 comments:

Lavanya said...

Brilliant list! Can't think of anything u left out!

Mandar said...

Happy Independence Day Tarun.
We wore a small flag on our shirt pocket in office today :)
Great list !
A trip to moon, Sachin tendulkar,
V Anand

- invinci

Mandar said...

Nobel Prize winners !
Olympic Gold winners

Tarun said...

@ Lavanya: Hy Lavanya, thanks for coming by.Yeah sat and just kept on typing.
@ Invinci: V Anand and Sachin both "Arjun Award" winners, also in the list were Olympic Gold winners.

Akash said...

Hi
Tarun...
nice one...
I was going to mention Sachin Tendulkar....but you have alrready answered that....
What about PT USHA......is she not famous ...
Anyway what the hell is Hinglish...means..
Take care buddy
Akash

Akash said...

Hi tarun..
I have added you in my blogroll..hope u dont mind..
Akash

Tarun said...

@ Aksh: Hey Akash thanks so much. :)
PT USha is Arjuna Award Winner.
Hinglish = Hindi + English. :P

Ria said...

Phew!tht was quite an exhaustive list. :) Good job.

Keshi said...

Good list :)

Keshi.

Tarun said...

@ Ria: Thanks for coming and reading it.

@ Keshi: How u doing? Thanks. :D

Keshi said...

Im good ty n urself Tarun? :)

Keshi.

Tarun said...

@ Keshi: Its a Monday. :( being honest here.

Dhruv said...

I will add

cultured(at home) uncultured(on road)

Solitaire said...

We cannot just shrug off the unwanted things. We need to fight them to get rid of them.

Kudos to you for listing negatives and positives.

Tarun said...

@ Dhruv: :D The way people behave and act,so LS.

@ Sol: Hey Sol,I hope enjoyed read thru the list.

Keshi said...

hehe its Tuesday now :)

Keshi.

Cuckoo said...

Oye !
I had seen this post the day it was published & I think I commented as well. Where has it gone ?

Tarun said...

@ Keshi:Well. ... countdown to weekend continues
@ Cuckoo: No idea,Anyways, good you read the post twice. :D

Ginni said...

I am late ....now its 62yrs nd very soon it will be 63yrs ..but the list still hold d same place
So perfect!!!