India@70: Indian embassies light up in colours of the tricolour

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On this 71st Independence Day let us take you down the memory lane and reveal to you a gem of a video that will definitely make you nostalgic.

SETHI: What have we gained by Partition? Growing up in the United Kingdom, for me it was important more out of a proximity-to-my-granddad nostalgia but, still, I recognized it. Sampoorna Singh Virk navigated out of Pakistan and into India. And, so, the predominantly Muslim nation of Pakistan was created. Starting with the Qaumi Taranah or Pak Sarzamin and then transitioning to Jan Gan Man, this combined rendition - aptly titled the Peace Anthem, is a lovely example of how we can create magic just by forgetting our differences and standing together.

India is celebrating its Independence Day on Tuesday.

For those people this meant physically trudging over invisible lines, leaving behind their lives, saying goodbye to friends and family. India and the United Kingdom recently held talks on wide ranging issues with senior officials and ministers visiting New Delhi and London respectively.

It is true that there are lots disturbances between the armies and political establishment of India and Pakistan, but the people can come together and send a good message across. Her activism in India led to her repeated arrest and imprisonment, including in 1942, when she was jailed alongside her husband and other pro-independence leaders for participating in Gandhi's Quit India movement that encouraged the British to let India rule itself. To me, the ways in which young women continue to channel resistance is particularly exciting.

"There have been many challenges and hard times but we must remember the past and look forward to the future".

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Each and every Indian celebrate his/her freedom in their own way such as decorating their places of celebration, raising National Flag, march past, watching favourite movies, dancing in the streets, singing National Anthem or patriotic songs or participating in many social activities organized at public places. A woman in their group turned ill.

"Who wishes to leave their home?" They used #IndependenceDayIndia to converse on the micro-blogging platform.

At the same time, Pakistan, cleaved from the Indian subcontinent, was born. In fact, it was the beginning of treading new ground and navigating - imperfectly - new politics.

Not much has changed in the intervening 70 years for those living in the Kashmir region.

"The independence that we got 70 years ago was the fruit of the exemplary struggle of our ancestors", said Abbasi in an address to the nation. It is the story of a power that gave and took away and of collective action, making mistakes, imperfect strategies and taking on monolithic power.

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