Monday, November 17, 2008

Amidst a Few Hours of Anarchy...

Note: This post does not contain any exaggerated information.

The day was presumed to be peaceful. It was a Sunday. Until, the day marked the arrival of a well known personality (I’m forced to call it one) in the city. According to me, it doesn’t have a name. Probably, one who is not to be named? I can’t say. But that’s close enough when in comparison with the characteristics of He who must not be named.

Needless to say, the support was massive. Crowds from all over the place and more came to catch a glimpse of it. The city was well lit and even at night, it felt like a sunny day. During other times, probably it’s the other way round. Everything was taken care of. Roads were well laid, etched out walls and parapets of flyovers painted. I guess Chandrayaan would have spotted more craters here than in the moon. Everything had been taken care of. What had been promised or was mandatory had been done. Finally. Though it’s only for a day.

And surprisingly the pace at which the work was carried out, just for the one that’s visiting, was astonishing. Speed breakers and craters vanished like a million termites were set on a log of wood.

The meet was scheduled at evening. As I told, people from all over had come down dressed in monotones. The city was facing a grave traffic chaos. Not that it’s different any other day. I’m just stressing that it was more pronounced on the Sunday. The brighter side of it, literally, was that the city did not suffer from a power shutdown.

Mobs had gathered and were enjoying the lust for alcohol and smoke. I’m not sure about the other sin. For an instance, the place took up the mantle of hell itself. I could see it and so can anyone. Buses and Lorries parked right in front of the houses without the least respect for the board “No parking in front of the gate” would lead anyone to presume that the rate of illiteracy has and is growing exponentially. Well, what am I thinking; the reason for the support is now obvious.

While the meet was drawing to an end, most of the people drunk and dancing. Shouting and swearing slogans against other castes and creed, the basic characteristics of human decorum was absent. A new race on the emergence. People were unable to walk a straight line. Some were down on the middle of the road like it was their cozy bed. And police protection for them.

Unable to endure it anymore, I went in and closed the door for fear of intrusion and assault. Monday. The city back to square one. No policemen on the streets, no one ways, no lights, no power, no speed limits. When I saw this, I knew there was at least one welcome change- It had left the city. For now.

7 comments:

Jayaprasad said...

Good observation dude... The things told were absolutely correct. I dont know what are they going to achieve by wasting lakhs of rupees for just a visit.I wont blame the one spending it but those people travelling in vans and raising slogans for their leader who may not have even met him or knew him....

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

@Jp
Yeah.. total waste. The money could have been used for a lot of other purposes

Rakesh Vanamali said...
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Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

@Rakesh
Ha ha ha :)Hushhhhhhh.....

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Chiju said...

Dude. Few days back i witnessed a similar incident in my "CITY". I was on my way back from office when there was heavy traffic jam. I couldn't see anything for sometime except the cut out of a big cine star. I immediately thought that the star was in the city. But, as it turned out be, it was a marriage function of the star's fan club's somebody's somebody. If such things were not happening, we do not live where we live.

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

@ Chiju
Now a days, who has "Lived" where they have lived?? People basically survive :)