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7 Things That Make India Incredible

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 25 January 2013, 12:27 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Wagah border - Beating retreat ceremony:
The Wagah border retreat ceremony is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have together followed since 1959.  This ceremony is conducted every evening before sunset at the Wagah border. The ceremony starts with a loud parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags. One infantryman stands at attention on each side of the gate, and as the sun sets, the iron gates at the border are opened and the two flags are lowered at the same time. The flags are then folded and the ceremony ends with a retreat that involves a handshake between soldiers from either side, followed by the closing of the gates again. The display of the ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, and many international tourists too.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: Here are the things that make India incredible in my books.
1. Total disregard for 50% of the population. Case in point are the blatant rapes and molestations that our Mothers, Sisters, Wives, and Daughters endure each day.

2. The fact that nothing in the public domain ever gets done without greasing the skids. I myself paid 25,000 Rs last month to get something through at the BBMP (Bangalore). If you are not well to do to pay bribes, you are screwed.

3. Our pathetic reservation system. How does one tell a child as to why he/she does not have to study well and make good grades, as he/she is born with a silver spoon and that a seat in college and a job is already waiting

4. How inspite of being a leading economy in the world we have people (mostly males) urinating and defecating in public

5. Our pathetic roads

Dont get me wrong. I am a total patriot and love my country. However, its amazing how we dont give ourselves much to be proud of as a country, as all we care is to make sure that individual interests trump all else.

Chak De India!
Posted by:Chirag - 26 Jan, 2013
Totally agree with chirag
joy Replied to: Chirag - 26 Jan, 2013