I watched the beating retreat on TV the other day....most times I have been in Delhi,witnessing the fireworks from South Avenue or watching my uncle and aunty get ready to attend the president's dinner in Raisina hill.
I realised,I hadn't ever sat through the event earlier.
The ceremony was poignant,to say the least.
It was hard not to feel an element of pride to see the forces march to those lovely beat.What a perfect rythemn I thought,not one out of place.
It was a mixture of beauty,discipline,vulnerabilty(Abide with me..) and most of all the love of the land which is India.Sareh jahan se accha-Hindosata hamara!!