by Kavita

AR Rahman is brilliant. No two things about it. He created a masterpiece of our Anthem for the love of music but such a work of art can function as a medium to solve many problems.

I went to watch a Ranbir Kapoor movie in Pune and as the rule in Maharashtra goes, we were to stand up for the anthem before the show. I was grooved and moved by the Anthem at that moment. I had witnessed the same before too but never gave it much thought. A couple of days later, i see this article on NE indian girls facing extreme issues in Delhi and boys being outcast virtually. I had a discussion with some of my friends over it. Many of the communities in India, because of segregated/exclusive problems faced by them have slowly drifted apart from the idea of being an Indian. Many do not consider themselves as a part of this nation because of negligence by the caretakers of the country at some point in time.

The prevailing attitude might be justified/reasonable. However, due to the incapability of reaching an amicable solution, we need to look for ideas to instill a sense of one country amongst all. How do we do it? How about using two things which most people relate to (if not all). Music & movies. I want to request the government of every state to play this composition before every show in a theatre.

I am interested in actually writing down an application and sending it out to the concerned authorities. Suggestions on how to go about it such that its implemented Nationally (and not only in states) are welcome.