Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

"Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.'" - Jawaharlal Nehru


"One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next." - Subhash Chandra Bose

"If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland." - Chandra Shekhar Azad

"Mother, I bow to thee! Rich with thy hurrying streams, Bright with orchard gleams, Cool with thy winds of delight, Green fields waving , Mother of might, Mother free. Glory of moonlight dreams, Over thy branches and lordly streams, Clad in thy blossoming trees, Mother, giver of ease, Laughing low and sweet! Mother I kiss thy feet, Speaker sweet and low! Mother, to thee I bow." - Bankim Chandra Chaterjee

"Even if I have to face death a thousand times for 

The sake of my Motherland, I shall not be sorry. 

Oh Lord! Grant me a hundred births in India. 

But grant me this, too, that each time I may give up 

My life in the service of the Motherland." - Ram Prasad Bismil


Some quotes that stir my heart and makes me FEEL immensely for my country. If only each one of felt it each and every day...wouldn't our country be a better place??? I wish there could be solutions for hell lot of the problems faced not only by our 'Hindustan' but also everywhere else...the world - our home!

I, like millions here, dream of a better world where man cares for man instead of slaying without the slightest flinch...I dream of land where there's greenery and vegetation, where the mind is fertile like the soil which nurtures a better growth and the fields flourish...I dream of place where girls/women are treated with respect and dignity and vice versa, where girls aren't considered a burden and they aren't clipped off right in the womb...a better country where the politicians place their motherland first and foremost than their personal interests...a place where values are upheld...where children are held precious and are able to follow their dreams...where emotions are valued...where love prevails...where care is inevitable...where loyalty and faith is indestructible...where men work with nature for our posterity....

Dream - 9x12 in, cotton canvas


Leaving you here is a video that my hubby sent to me...I think it's awesome and applies here aptly :) Do not miss to watch it.....



It's the National Anthem of India and featured are our famous female dignitaries.

Linking it to Eva & Kristin's PPF :) Quote courtesy: http://www.akhileshpratap.com/2012/01/famous-quotes-by-great-indian-freedom.html

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15 comments:

Bikram said...

Happy independence day

and that is a lovely art work and those are some lovely words said by some of the heroes ..


Bikram's

Linda Kunsman said...

wishing you a happy independence day! Your canvas is rich in its beautiful colors. I loved the video although I don't understand one word of the language-thank you (and hubby) for sharing!

Netty said...

Love the colours in your work. If only the whole world was a happier place. Happy PPF, Annette x

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Lorraine said...

happy vibrant colours

denthe said...

Love your colourful dream-canvas, and your words are so true. How great it would be if every single person would think like that ...

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Well I am sitting here with tears that want to roll off on to my cheeks. You have written such a beautiful and emotional post. One that touches my heart. I read the post first then scrolled down to see the painting. That is when the emotion raised up. The tears came with the video. Dreaming of a better world.
Happy Independence Day.
Nicole/Beadwright

Bhavya Kaushik said...

It certainly looks like a figment of my dream :) Very creative post here!

Tomichan Matheikal said...

Beautiful quotes and thoughts for the occasion.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful canvas. Wish you Happy Independence Day

Beth Niquette said...

I love the bright colors you've used here. Just lovely. Wow!

Tammie Dickerson said...

Wonderful vivid painting! So interesting to see your quotes and hear your dreams - wishing they all come true :)

Nic McLean said...

What a wonderful post and how I agreed with you-if only we all recognised how precious life is instead of all the needless wars taking place today. Your dream painting is so vibrant and full of energy.

Faye said...

Your painting is lovely, Deepa. And I guess women everywhere join you in your wishes that you wrote about. Enjoyed the video of the beautiful women. Also, the interview with the famous artist was very good. I like his painting of the Golden Bird. The colors are so rich and vivid.

Carol said...

Lovely post with such touching words... the art is so striking ♥ The color so rich... I love it. Thank you for sharing the video .

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