i spent india's indepednce day in new york city. i was in the parade with the telugu association. i went along with vijaya aunty.when i was told there would be a float i thought the float would be on water. i dint think it was the parade type float used during such days. stupid me! the day was an experience. i spent the day meeting new people and doing new stuff. we walked with the float and telugu community. i got to see ar rehman, dino morea and miss india-america(not that they are significant ,except for arr). we walked right past them and only then i realised that was arr. like every genius, he was simple and i could have easily not spotted him. he reminds me of sachin. he is in every aspect like sachin. quite, humble,freak geniuses in their own respect etc.
the streets of ny were blocked on the 42nd street.thats an importnat street. there's gct, chrysler. i was told that for evry ethnic country this kind of thing is done. ther was also a intl food festival going on. unfortuntetly , i found that out only after i had already eaten subway.
the streets were aligned with ppl and it was an unforgettable experience. once in a life this ishud be done. a couple of things which struck me as strange. no flag hoisting. probably that wud be coz we are in a different country. and also while we were chanting slognas in praise of our motherland and state, there was also chanting for god bless america. while i do not wish any harm to the country or the denizens of usa,i think that was wrong and wud have been nice if avoided. the day belongs to india and it shud be in total harmony for the same.but they are small incidents.
IMP: IF ANYONE SAW ME ON TV WRITE BACK.THERE WERE A LOT OF CAMERAS SHOOTING AND I WAS IN A FAVROABLE POSITION FOR SUCH SHOTS.