Vantage point

Thursday, October 10, 2002

One of the greatest views in the world is when you look at the Rashtrapati Bhavan from the India Gate. And then, when you walk down towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan, and finally stand the point at which North Block and South Block flanking you, you get this unique feeling. A feeling that you are empowered beyond your wildest dreams. A feeling that you are so lucky that you were born an Indian. A vision of a great tomorrow for the country. And you have no control over your right hand, it moves on its own, as if in some kind of a pre-programmed scheduled robotic motion, outstreteched, and touches the right side of your forehead. Your spine is erect and feet are erect.

It is as if each and every molecule in your body, as well as the ones you exhale, are vibrating with just one silent cry -

I am an Indian.