Time has everything in it to transform natural knowledge, as time passes by, the old wisdom may turn into stigma and yesterday's taboos might see themselves in today's mainstream.

August's fortes- drizzles of exquisite monsoon, all-around green scenic beauty, enthusiastic Independence Day and fragrant sprinkles of coming festive season in shape of Rakshabandhan and later Janmashtami- are charming to listen, glance through and breathe in. Altogether, it pushes us into thoughts and learnings of the time we celebrate, different learnings every year with newer perspectives resulting from the world it surround.

For this year, Indian Independence Day coincides with famous Indian festival of Rakshabandhan, both being celebrated with astounding fondness. However, when we look through these two festivals, they propose two diametrically opposite meanings for society. For, one, it is about celebration of a day on which 200 years long struggle for freedom of great Indian civilization culminated, while, on the other hand, Rakshabandhan being a medium that attaches whole value to a brother braving her sister's problem, in other words, representing some sort of compromise with freedom or any such aspect at the cost of security or anything else.

It is not about discarding age old traditions or festivals or putting them in jeopardy just to fit in present thought processes and viewpoints. Instead, it has to be noted down that fundamentals on which these festivals were drawn, were most relevant to extant situations of those times. Time has everything in it to transform natural knowledge, as time passes by, the old wisdom may turn into stigma and yesterday's taboos might see themselves in today's mainstream.

These important days shall have to stand as depicting messages of friendliness to the world we reside in. Any saviour concerns associated with Rakshabandhan shall have to be replaced with mutual compassion, love and respect between a brother and a sister. Only then it will bring true meanings to Independence day.

Happy Independence Day to all my compatriots!