I was transported back in time and space when I moved to Newbury a couple of years ago. Newbury is a small English town situated by the river Kennet. It could be best described as a neighbourhood being pulled straight out of a Jane Austen book and put on the map of England, right in the heart of Berkshire. The tranquillity of this small town remains undisturbed, in spite of the fact that it is not the 18th Century anymore.
“But in seven weeks it was done, the frontiers decided,
A continent for better or worse divided.”
What exactly happened on the midnight of 15th of August, 1947? Well, we know for a fact that we got independence from the British Empire, after a long struggle. Independence from those who had been ruling over us, ruthlessly. India was finally free. A time to celebrate that must have been. As the clock struck 12, Hindustan had become free.