Reporting from T Nagar
Like David, this morning I too did a walk around the area I live in, for an idea of what the bandh was doing to T Nagar. Mind you, it was good exercise too. And here’s what I saw as I went through Dr. Nair Road, Boag Road and Thiyagaraja Road. The time – 10 am.
There were enough vehicles on the road to suggest a holiday – autos, cars, 2 wheelers. But this was Monday morning. Yet all business establishments were shut barring a couple of medical shops, a petrol bunk and a tender coconut vendor who had his wares on display on the roadside. As I passed Residency Towers I saw some of the healthiest security men I’ve ever seen, at the gate, with lathis of girth that made my forearm shrink in comparison. The bouncers from the pub had a day job, and not even the Supreme Court could stop that.
There were 2 things I didn’t see. One, as expected, public transport buses. Two, and very unexpectedly, policemen. It looked like khaki had gone out of fashion in a tearing hurry. However the area was free of tension and party flags, and more like a lazy Sunday morning than the frenzied Monday morning it ought to have been.
The ball is now, in the Supreme Court.