“The East shall rise again” – Does Obama’s India trip blow the trumpet?

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It is India’s showiest moment of pride, albeit in recent times, when patriotism trumps all and the nation lays out its culture, accomplishments and military might for the world to see. This year, President Barack Obama will see the festivities firsthand. He’s the first U.S. leader India has invited to be the guest of honor and the first president to visit India twice in his tenure.

The following article made sense considering the fact that India was in fact a super power of the world in the past when King Yudhisthir and later on Arjuna’s son Parikshit ruled the earth. Unfortunately the present day historians, under the influence of the West, are not able to recognize the original texts of Mahabharat Purana (meaning history of the great Bharat) as history.  However, the days are not far when more of India’s glories will come to light it will re-establish the position that it had and deserves.

Obama’s trip to my homeland: Proof of India’s rise again – CNN.com

By Moni Basu, CNN

Updated 0007 GMT (0807 HKT) January 24, 2015

(CNN)I was 8 when I watched my first and only Republic Day parade in my home in India. Back then, long before Delhi’s population swelled to its current 20 million, the streets seemed wide and open and my eyes feasted on a sea of saffron, green and white, the colors of my country’s flag.

The annual January 26 parade celebrates the day in 1950 when a newly independent Republic of India adopted its first constitution. It’s India’s showiest moment of pride, when patriotism trumps all and the nation lays out its culture, accomplishments and military might for the world to see.

This year, President Barack Obama will see the festivities firsthand. He’s the first U.S. leader India has invited to be the guest of honor and the first president to visit India twice in his tenure.

That’s a sign, I believe, of how far India has come from the nation of my childhood.

Back then, I stood in the crowd thinking of things I learned in school about India’s rich history and valiant struggle for freedom from British colonizers. But it was impossible to forget I was born in the “Third World.” Signs of poverty and despair were everywhere.

I often heard this refrain: “The East shall rise again.” But I held no expectations, no hopes, really, that my homeland would ever be any different. Not in my lifetime.

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