by Anura Guruge
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I think the scope of THIS Google Doodle should be worldwide
— not just restricted to India.
Indians are everywhere. They are the modern Chinese.
Indian Independence day always creeps up on me. I know it is in August, but I always forget.
“Freedom at Midnight“, by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins,
who also wrote “Is Paris Burning?“, is one of my all time favorite books.
It is all about the independence and unfortunate partitioning.
But, I still forget the day. I only remember February 4, 29148.
IF I ever gave you a copy of this book then you are special.
I have about two copies right now.
Pakistan Independence is today, August 14, one day ahead of India’s. I did NOT know that. Seems strange, but I can also understand. They would not have wanted to share an Independence with India. So the British let them go ahead one day earlier. Very strange.
Today is the start of the 2nd Test Match in the 2014 Sri Lanka v. Pakistan series. Given that I already watched 20 minutes of the highlights while having my late lunch I learned that this is the first time Pakistan has played a Test match during an Independence Day. From the 20 overs or so I saw it didn’t do them much good.