Monday, February 05, 2007

I left home for college today, in-a-not-so-pleasant-mood. My head was heavy, and i wanted to sleep, considering that i slept really late, last night. I reached the bus-stop, and waited for a bus which travels along my route for a pretty long time. After i got into one, i realised that today was the D-day. The Cauvery River Tribunal was to be awarded today. Police were deployed all along my route, considering that i pass the Vidhana Souda everytime (This point is repeated many-a-time, but, i feel happy on seeing the edifice, hence....)

Micro practicals proceeded pretty peacefully(which is rare). S came in late, saying that her bus was stopped for a check by the police, as they suspected a bomb scare. As time went by, others came in, saying that classes were cancelled, and everybody were free.

I was home by one in the afternoon, lazed around for some time, slept intermittantly for two hours. I got, up realising that i was hungry. Father, who had gone out to buy something came back empty-handed. Most of the shops were closed, except for a few drug stores. The television set at home was switched on, while various channels were surfed, showcasing a bit here, and a bit there. News reporters, struggled in carrying out their duties, interviews with relevant people, polls...etc were common place.

C wanted to go out, and i went along with her. Shops which usually milled around with people, wore a deserted look. With shutters half-open, employees enjoying the unexpected free-time. Children playing on the roads, cricket here, batminton there... with shouts of glee accomanying the games. It was a rare sight, the streetlamps lighting the darkness of the night, young kids walking.... shouting, with a carefree attitude.

Tomorrow will come and go, a holiday for us. Riots will perhaps, sprout in the city. Somebody injured....... we'll huddle in front of the T.V....

I continue with my schedule...

6 comments:

manu said...

I hope the peace of the city remain untouched, and life continues peacefull as before...

Anonymous said...

Ohh....these bomb threats are found everywhere these days...hope blore doesnt turn out to be one of those places with round the clock alert...people still think blore is a peaceful , safe place...hope it remains that way..

and the holiday...its always enjoyable...i more day of relaxation..and enjoyment...

Prashanth said...

enjoy the holiday... look at me - sitting here in office with no mood to work. :(

mouna said...

manu,
wishful thinking!

anon,
about b'lore being a safe place, no wonder the influx continues to grow.

prashanth,
that's ok :) apparently, 8th is also scheduled to be a holiday. hope you can enjoy that day. :)

Shiv said...

Life is so indifferent..
Its just a 'Kaveri galate' holiday for others..a time for gully cricket for few and a lazy afternoon in front of TV for many others..

But somewhere there lives so many families who will be directly affected bcoz of ordinal..

Yes..You said it right Mouna..
Life perhaps goes on..

Hopefully no riots follows this time..

mouna said...

shiv,
thankfully there's no news of riots or anything of that sort. lets' hope that bloodshed does not take place.