Competition Entry #15 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   Freedom to Dream: India at 70 Seemita Sanulekha Das, 34 years, Chennai   She, All of fifteen, gave a gentle tug to the cradle and swirled the large spoon, And fleetingly wondered if the three-year old free India was any boon. It was time for the… Read more »

Competition Entry #14 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   Freedom to Dream: India at 70 Polly Allen, 27 years old, West Sussex, UK   India’s creative freedom has always shone through in Bollywood, but the film industry can be linked to a larger creative movement involving other pursuits like fashion and photography. Looking towards the… Read more »

Competition Entry #13 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry    A Realistic Indian Dream By Aditya Sinha, 20 years old, Maharashtra   Mother we need to fire the maid It is fairly obvious that she is doing a lousy job – For dusted under the carpet I found a bundle of stereotypes Unaddressed letters containing violent… Read more »

Competition Entry #12 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   The Good Life? By Apekshita Varshney, 22 years old, Mumbai    My grandfather and I walked past a mosaic queue outside a Mumbai ATM. I grunted, he smiled, “I met your nani while standing in a queue to make a call,” he revealed. “All my life,… Read more »

Competition Entry #11 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   The Right Blend Of The Past And Future By Tanmay Shanker, 19 years old, Gurgaon   As our nation completes seventy years of its independence next year, it is important to look back and retrospect on what have we achieved so far and what lies ahead… Read more »

Competition Entry #10 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   The Freedom to Dream – Mr. India at 70 Prasad GR, 37 years old, Bangalore   On his way back home, he doesn’t feel anything other than frustration. It had been a long day, and the least he expected was a gratifying end. Instead, the experience… Read more »

Competition Entry #9 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   The Freedom to Dream: India at 70  By Pankhuri Shukla, 19 years old, Pune   I’ve been interning at a nonprofit lately. It’s a learning centre for underprivileged kids who attend a municipality school in the morning, and then attend the centre in the afternoon, for… Read more »

Competition Entry #8 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   Freedom to Dream – India at 70  By Jash Dholani, 19 years old, Haryana   To raise bare walls out of bare earth was the utmost they could do. Virginia Woolf Midnight of 15th August, 1947. Jawaharlal Nehru addressed the nation with his Tryst with Destiny… Read more »

Competition Entry #7 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   The Freedom to Dream: India at 70 Malika Saint, 33 years, Noida    There was a nervous buzz in the clouds. The new Supreme God who had swept to power in the 4th general election of the Pantheon of Nasty Gods was going to begin her… Read more »

Competition Entry #6 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   Weeds By Rushati Mukherjee, 21years, Kolkata   so the other day i was asked to write about #Indiaat70. I started. had it been that many years already? since the chains creaked and broke and the crumbling palace was left minnowed and behind us lay a graveyard… Read more »