October 2nd, widely known as Gandhi Jayanti. A day Indians celebrate to rest peacefully as well as to commemorate the work of one for the freedom of many. There’s no introduction needed for the fore runner of our freedom history and even today, the embers of his flame still flicker away being the guiding light that many still look up to.
Our country today is vastly different from the India that had got freedom from the British. Although we are now termed as one of the fastest developing nations, we cannot help ask ourselves whether the current India is what our forefathers envisioned it to be. Because looking around, it isn’t wrong to question where exactly our freedom lies. Fear and oppression are abounding the very pillars that were meant to break them. The only difference from the past and now, is the fact that we truly cannot define our enemy. And that’s actually a red flag to question ourselves before moving ahead.
‘When you’re in a democracy and you feel scared, it’s sad.’ It’s something I heard while watching a stand-up comedy, which actually triggered a chain of thoughts in my head. There are many levels of thoughts that each and all of us could develop but only a very few can actually matter.
I know this post is short and it’s meant to be short for a reason. This is just one of the many reminders and signals we see of a truth that’s overtly being covered into something that’s comfortable and digestible, both a dangerous mix. Even if many more unspoken words are left, I rest my silence, because that’s how much freedom I have given myself, within the lines the world had drawn me in.