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Rahul
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So, we are celebrating our 61st Independence Day here in India on 15th August, 2008 :D

Vande Mataram !

 
Posted : 15/08/2008 9:25 am
Alan Green
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Well, congrats & all that

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Posted : 15/08/2008 9:49 am
Vic Lewis VL
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You can celebrate properly after you've beaten us at cricket in December!

BTW, Rahul, what DOES "Vande Mataram" mean?

:D :D :D

Vic

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Posted : 15/08/2008 10:06 am
Alan Green
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I have 15 people who report to me working in Hyderabad.

They've just taken a 20-minute break to go take part in the celebrations. I'll dock their pay.....

A :-)

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Posted : 15/08/2008 10:18 am
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I have 15 people who report to me working in Hyderabad.

They've just taken a 20-minute break to go take part in the celebrations. I'll dock their pay.....

A :-)
You should be over there, to keep an eye on them

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Posted : 15/08/2008 10:27 am
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happy independence day!

of course, on this forum, it is one world.

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Posted : 15/08/2008 10:50 am
Rahul
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BTW, Rahul, what DOES "Vande Mataram" mean?
Vic

Vic, 'Vande Mataram' is the national song of India. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vande_Mataram

When sung it fills me with a great feeling. Something incomparable.

It sounds great on the guitar as well. Played in D.

 
Posted : 15/08/2008 11:33 am
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Happy Independence Day, Rahul! :D :D :D
Hope you have a great time.

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Posted : 15/08/2008 11:49 am
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Congratulations!

National anthems are usually good emotion stirrers. The Star Spangled Banner can sure do it for me, but I can also drive my wife and kids nuts by singing all 4 verses. Last month on the 14th I was bugging the office girls with La Marseillaise. :mrgreen:

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Posted : 15/08/2008 1:21 pm
greybeard
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Congratulations!

National anthems are usually good emotion stirrers. The Star Spangled Banner can sure do it for me, but I can also drive my wife and kids nuts by singing all 4 verses. Last month on the 14th I was bugging the office girls with La Marseillaise. :mrgreen:
It's not the national anthem, that's something else. Britain has something similar - Land of Hope & Glory. In Oz, they have Waltzing Matilda. National song, not national anthem.

Oh, and Happy Indpendence Day.

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Posted : 15/08/2008 1:27 pm
Ricochet
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You're right, Greybeard. Anyway, it works to annoy the office girls here in the U.S.

Tennessee has a popular state song, "Rocky Top," that is similar in its basically antisocial sentiments to "Waltzing Matilda." Whereas the latter is about a vagabond sheep thief with a "You'll never get me, copper" attitude who dives into a stock pond and drowns rather than be arrested, "Rocky Top" has verses about moonshining and making investigating government agents "disappear." Along with a bit of kiss-and-tell innuendo.

We usually don't sing the verses of "The Star Spangled Banner" that talk about routing and slaughtering British soldiers and German mercenaries and how "their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution" these days.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

 
Posted : 15/08/2008 2:06 pm
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Y
Tennessee has a popular state song, "Rocky Top," that is similar in its basically antisocial sentiments to "Waltzing Matilda." Whereas the latter is about a vagabond sheep thief with a "You'll never get me, copper" attitude who dives into a stock pond and drowns rather than be arrested, "Rocky Top" has verses about moonshining and making investigating government agents "disappear." Along with a bit of kiss-and-tell innuendo.

In most places, mothers sing "Rock-A-Bye Baby" to their babies, here they sing "Rocky Top". :)

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Posted : 15/08/2008 3:37 pm
KR2
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Independence from Britain?
Yeh, we threw off the yoke too.
They made the mistake of taxing their tea.
How dare they! And the tea wasn't even from Britain!
They imported it from . . . India?

Hey, the American Revolution started in India?!

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Posted : 15/08/2008 3:45 pm
Vic Lewis VL
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We usually don't sing the verses of "The Star Spangled Banner" that talk about routing and slaughtering British soldiers and German mercenaries and how "their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution" these days.

No, you don't need to, you just stand in the doorway with a bloody great big musket loaded for bear.......that'll turn those footsteps pretty quick!

:D :D :D

Vic

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Posted : 15/08/2008 3:58 pm
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Congrats! I'm covering the ON-CALL for the "offshore" team so they can celebrate!

Bob Jessie

 
Posted : 15/08/2008 4:01 pm
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