a India Rant and Raves: Happy Independence Day Hindustan

India Rant and Raves

Globetrekker's life in India starting Oct 06 ... a first hand account ...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Happy Independence Day Hindustan

In case you don't know, "Hindustan" is the old name for India. And yes, 15Aug, that is today, is the day when this nation celebrates Independence Day. Parades would be going on in the City of Bombay, but at Amritsar it's not such a big hoo haa. Err, but then again, I don't know, I have not gone out of my apartment yet.

60 years, that's how long India has been independent. On this day in 1947, India gained independence from British rule, at the same time losing it's muslim majority areas to become what is now Pakistan.

I guess the border festivities must be way cool today........


At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hindustan is still the name of India in "Hindi"


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