Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A meeting

A 'General Council Meeting' of any political party is an excuse for the party's functionaries (and their assorted wannabies and hangers-on) from all over to descend on to the host city. While the functionaries themselves may be actually doing some party work, the entourage is let loose to enjoy themselves around the city. And some of them believe that the success of their visit is directly proportional to the inconvenience that the city is put to - at such times, sanity rarely raises its voice.

Preparations for the meeting include putting up party flags, buntings, vinyl cutouts, posters, coloured lights and anything else that the local unit can think up. Thankfully, I did not get stuck due to such a meeting of the DMK (the party ruling the state of Tamil Nadu, of which Chennai is the capital) that happened on Monday. Managed to take this photo of the preparations a day ahead - the Music Academy flyover on Radhakrishnan Salai being lined with party flags!



Am away from Chennai for a few days - will back on Sunday, after a short visit to Dubai. But will keep this going, hopefully without having to resort to 'Schedule Post' option

6 comments:

chennaidailyfoto said...

... and it was MK's b'day y'day too .... the flags might be for that too ....

crazyBugga said...

Strange how there were no loudspekers in/around gopalapuram. Maybe they wud have disturbed Mr.Karunanidhi's peace?

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

>> Ram>> Quite likely; he did say that the b'day was not to be celebrated, though.

>> CB>> Actually there were no loudspeakers anywhere - some consideration is being shown??

crazyBugga said...

oh? i counted 3 ear-drum shatterin pieces on my way to Lloyd's road boss.

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

>> CB>> Oh, ok. Rather you than me :D

Ravindran said...

sid sid

These celebrations for various reasons have become routine affairs that they dont distract us that much. They are part of our chennai life.