HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

August 15, 2013 docdivatraveller 26 Comments

31states, 1618 languages,6400 castes,6 religions,6 ethnic groups,29 major festivals and 1 country!! proud to be an Indian!!

 Hello my lovely readers!! Today is 15th August...India's Independence day!! This is the 67th year of independence. As such I am quite a patriotic person, but on this day somehow I become very emotional for my country :) I love the liberal attitude that we have here, I love the freedom of speech and movement.I love the fact that I can live without fear and wear whatever I want :D

To take the feel of the our most important national holiday, we went out to have fun. Forever21 was opening its 2nd outlet in Delhi. There was a supposed to be a grand opening in Pacific mall,Tagore garden. I, a total Forever21 fan did not want to miss it. The opening was at 3pm, which was quite impossible for my husband (a super busy surgeon :(). So what I did, I emotionally blackmailed him saying that when f21 opened for the first time, famous bollywood star Sonam Kapoor had come for its launch and I did not even know :( At least this time he could take me there.
So he came home at 2 30pm (which is hours before his schedule) and we managed to reach the venue at around 5 30pm. The store had been inaugurated by the founder of forever21 along with bollywood actress Yami gautam. It was very crowded and I could not take her picture with me. Sad enough, I also did not get the complimentary gift as i was late.
I am a buyer of international brands though I am patriotic. After all these brands are providing employment to so many people. And that makes me happy....
The mall was in full independence day flavour. I loved the decor!!

a proud Indian...

bollywood actor Yami Gautam with the founder of forever21

hubby with Do Won Chang, the founder n CEO of Forever21


ashoka chakra...

ye mera India...
 
full tricolour flavour....


tricolour umbrellas....

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26 comments:

  1. happy independence day to my dear independent girls......

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  2. Happy independence day! It sounds like you had a blast (how could you not at Forever 21?) Thanks for visiting Club Narwhal!

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  3. happy independence day madira :)

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  4. Happy Independence day dear, shame on me I didn't know about this piece of history!
    Love
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  5. i love it!
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  6. Happy Independence Day! India is on my list of places to visit; hopefully soon!
    Love,
    S
    www.sonushka.com

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  7. all of these photos are so cool!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  8. beautiful photos!! thanks for sharing =)

    ps. do you want to follow each other?

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    LesleyKim

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  9. Awesome event!! Great pictures.

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  10. following you back on bloglovin!!

    lesleykim.blogspot.com

    LesleyKim

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  11. Seems like you had a very fun independence day :D

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  12. Great pics! That's so awesome you went to the Forever 21 opening- love your Indian spirit. You make a good point- they are providing jobs to people, makes me happy too!
    Cheers!
    Akshara
    Simply Akshara

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  13. That green skirt looks great on you! Now I'm getting wanderlust wanting to travel!

    Happy Friday!
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

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  14. Cool style! great pictures! just found your blog, I followed you on bloglovin. Will you check out my blog?

    -Fleur
    pourlefemmes.blogspot.com

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  15. Like this post and the photos are lovely! Following your blog via bloglovin, hope you'll check out mine :)

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  16. So cool seeing how stores do openings in other countries! I also love how you blackmailed your husband in going haha. Hope you found some good stuff!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  17. happy Independence day :) Looks like fun!


    Away From Blue

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  18. You look so beautiful with your green skirt - and this is interesting that the Indian Independence day is on the same day like the birthday of our daughter :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  19. Great pics and great posts :)
    I didn't know that India is so diverse... really interesting

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  20. I love ur skirt..!

    Aditi
    So-Saree
    www.sosaree.blogspot.in

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  21. Happy Independence Day! Lovely outfit and it looks like you had a great time! Fab pictures!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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