It’s been a tough week. Not just for me, for all of us. And with so much sadness, and tragedy, and violence in the world today, I really don’t have it in me to pontificate about PR right now.

However, it also happens to be Indian Independence Day. Which means, despite all the horrors in the world, there is something to celebrate.

This video is a few years old, but gosh, it should put a smile on your face… even if you’re not Indian, even if you don’t know the Indian national anthem. Yes, she goes off-key once or twice, but she’s four (ok, was four).

So: happy birthday, India. May you prosper for centuries to come.

Take care, everyone, and have a good weekend.

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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