Freedom can be from inner self, for an individual or for a whole community. When a whole country fights and seeks the sowed thought of freedom, it becomes priceless and is celebrated. We celebrate 68 years of ' Indian Independence' and are steeping into to 69th year.
Independence? freedom? Azadi? does these words mean really? Have we really reached Independence? Have we really felt the thought of freedom?
Well if mere overthrow of foreign rule is called Independence then India has sought and lost Independence 2 times before 1947.
India, as a country and by the name, came into existence from 1858. It was at this time the Queen of England became the direct ruler of the region held by 'East Indian Company'.