Guwahati Adda | Celebrating the Spirit of Independence in Troubled Times

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Guwahati Adda | Celebrating the Spirit of Independence in Troubled Times

Sidharth Bedi Varma | August 17, 2019 12:29 hrs


Dude 1: Hey man, I didn’t put up a post for Independence Day.

Dude 2: Hmm, what about sharing a meme?

Dude 1: Nope.

Dude 2: Okay, what about a WhatsApp forward or an Instagram story?

Dude 1: Nope. Not that either.

Dude 2: At least a WhatsApp status?

Dude 1: Do people actually do those?

Dude 2: Never mind, did you share anything about NaMo appearing on Man vs Wild?

Dude 1: No man.

Dude 2: Goddamit! You make it impossible to be friends with you. Okay, what about participating in a bike rally, marathon or cyclothon?

Dude 1: Nada.

Dude 2: Well I’m sorry to say this, but I think you’ve officially qualified as a Class II Anti-National; you didn’t celebrate I-Day, you didn’t celebrate with people on the streets, you didn’t show that you appreciate the freedom that this nation allows you to enjoy. I feel like it is only in the last 5 years of 72 years of our Nation’s independence that we are in a position to celebrate actual “freedom.” We are liberated from garbage, joblessness, inflation, crimes, terrorism, poverty, communalism and so much more. These are India’s glory days!

Dude 1: Are you serious? 

Dude 2: You doubt statistics? You doubt the reams of papers that I can present to substantiate this claim?

Dude 1: No no! Not at all, I am going to let this slide. But honestly, I am a simple guy. For me, freedom is staying home on a National holiday and driving on G.S Road at 60 kmph on a Thursday afternoon.  But that’s just me!

Dude 2: I’m sorry to do this, but I will have the Bhakt Patrol take you in for questioning. Any final words before we say goodbye?

Dude 1: Well, I did watch Bharat on Amazon Prime. They’ve been showing me the promo for far too long. 

Dude 2: Oh wait what!!?? Thank heavens! You really are a good man.  I take back everything I’ve just said. That gesture is the grandest of all celebrations! In fact…

Dude 1: …But then again, it was horrible; left it a 1 star on iMDB.

Dude 2: GUAAARDS!!!

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