This has to be the highlight of our trip to Okinawa,Japan- an Obaa-Chan ( elderly lady) in the mountains had a famous bakery. When I was introduced as an Indian , she said - ‘ When I was a young girl in New York, I learnt your National Anthem- it’s the most beautiful song I learnt. I remember every word of it.... and she did. We gave it a go... she was right. For a foreigner and that too of an elderly age to remember the tune, the pronunciation, words and Timing ( almost 53 sec) - this was incredible!
In these tumultuous times- where some of my fellow countrymen are shamelessly holding placards of ‘ Bharat Tere tukde honge’ ... I feel the depth and breath of my country’s un-evangelized , far reaching heritage .
A proud Indian ! JAI HIND!
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