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In Honor of Indian Independence Day…

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Indian Independence Day, August 15, 2009

Unfortunately, this a belated post because I wasn’t at a computer yesterday.  However, since it was a huge part of my experience in India, I can’t let it pass unnoticed.

“Lakshya Toh” is the song my class XII Science students sang at the school’s independence day festivities.  I must have heard it twenty times a day in the week leading up to August 15, 2009.  It was stuck in my head for a solid two months after, but I feel a strong affection for the song nontheless.  Though my Hindi is by no means fluent (or even functional), I take great pride in the fact that I can “sing” along to this song.

Listen, enjoy, and imagine 60-odd 17, 18, & 19 year olds belting it out in the middle of a field.