Happy 75th Independence Day, India

This post is by Om Malik from On my Om

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August 15th is Independence Day of India. I was born and raised in India, and nine years ago, I became an American citizen. As a result, I am fortunate to celebrate the birthdays of two countries, both former colonies of Great Britain.

Today also happens to be the 75th anniversary of the day. In 1947, Indians got freedom from their colonial masters, Great Britain. It is also the day that is a reminder that India was divided into two parts — India and Pakistan — and one that has caused trauma to many people on both sides of the border.

August 15th, 2022. San Francisco