Today’s I-Day. The 59th Independence Day for India. It’s a public holiday.
What freedom do I want? You wanna listen?
I want the freedom to walk with my girlfriend — hand in hand if I wish — on the streets without earning either the disapproving stare or the wolf stare from anyone.
I want the freedom to get out of the house when I want to at all earthly hours of the day without having to give a suitable explanation.
I want the freedom of privacy.
I want the freedom of having personal relationships without other people butting in as if it were their business.
I want the freedom to have a life of my own.