Today is 4th of July, American Independence Day. I was telling Vedant, our 7 year old son, that India’s Independence Day is on August 15th. He said that it does not make sense, it should be July 3rd.
That reminded me that if could very well be that date or may be some other day in July, August or September. The only reason Nehru chose this day was that congress had a huge convention on the same day a few decades ago. There were pundits and astrologers screaming that it’s a very inauspicious day and would lead to a lot of blood shed.
Nehru, being a delusional cool kid of the day, did not listen and everyone knows what happened next.