They say that India is a lie because its reality falls so far short of its ideals. They are wrong. India is not a lie; it is a disappointment. But it can be a disappointment only because it is also a hope. [Pragmatic Euphony]



Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 4:57:00 AM PST

Love you for this... (Can I say that?)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 5:07:00 AM PST

Well, umm yes. As long as you just say it and have no further intentions to invite me to your bedroom. :-)

However, credit to the link where I found the quote.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 5:26:00 AM PST

OMG! Thats hard hitting! great-thanks for the post trailblazer-a real awakening!!!!!

  Winnie the poohi

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 6:13:00 AM PST

ah yes hope n disappointment :)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 7:24:00 AM PST

Nope buddy, no such plans... Have you seen your profile pic? he he...

Btw, I didn't realise, you were quoting the source. so now, i gotta go there and profess my love :P lol

can't help it you see, i'm a loud, melodramatic, over the top patriotic bugger :)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 7:56:00 AM PST

That was so beautiful . Should frame it and hang it on a wall .


Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 8:42:00 AM PST

What a pass India has come to!! Now we have to decide between a well and a ditch to fall to our death.
Thanks for this detailed post about the kuoan uncle and khayee bhenji.

  Pangala Nagendra Rao

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 8:44:00 AM PST

Heart touching and thought provoking one!! Good quote Trilblaizer!!
Keep posting such to awaken the minds.. Yes, because we are here we still have HOPE!!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 9:52:00 AM PST

So many wars can be avoided and fresh ones started because words can be so subtly twisted and molded to mean far more than what they normally would, right? :)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 3:40:00 PM PST

----err...hmm...baat kuch samajh nahin aayi--

Seedhi baat please.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 12:24:00 AM PST

"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies." - Shawshank Redemption


Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 2:20:00 AM PST

Ha! Yes.

The "India is a lie" is a dig at the ideals of the country. Many cynics say that India falls short of its ideals and the escapist nature of us keeps us going, at the cost of our ideals not being observed.

However, India is a disappointment because the truth is that many ideals are yet to be fully inculcated into the Indian mindset. But being a disappointment also means being a hope. That a day will come when all ideals have been embraced by all people.

  Indian Home Maker

Friday, February 13, 2009 at 10:37:00 AM PST

I like it. And hope this hope is justified ... of late I have begun to wonder.


Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 10:16:00 AM PST

Thats a deep statement! Will go check out the original post :)