An open letter from a proud Indian to all humans: As we mark the 72nd year of India’s independence, my heart swells with pride and honor to be a part of such a diverse and unique nation. This journey from a British colony to a democratic nation has been phenomenal. So many sacrifices and battles to recover the lost freedom of the nation, where all the countrymen stood together and struggled to liberate mother India from foreign rule. Today is the day to remember our glorious past and rejoice in the free air. But sadly also a day to reflect on our present, on how fragmented we have become. I do not see a difference between Maulana Hasrat Mohani who coined the words ‘Inqalab Zindabad’ (Long Live Revolution) and Bhagat Singh who proceeded quite cheerfully towards the gallows while chanting his favorite slogans like “Inqalab Zindabad” and “Down with British Imperialism”.