We had bandh today. Rather, it was supposed to be one but it fell flat. And the reason was that government was unveiling the statue of Thiruvalluvar , a centuries old and quite a famous poet (even i know of his poems read thiru kural) .
I am glad that it fell flat. Though I do find it odd that someone would unveil this statue here instead of in TN. For I believe there would certainly be some Kannada writer who lost his place in glorification for posterity. Might be then, some people would have dug out few books of the said author and read them. But that opportunity was lost.
However, a poet par excellence has found a space in this craze of glorification of politicians! That is commendable.
And the people of Bangalore didn’t rise upto the stupid regionalism of the protestors. That makes me super glad. Infact I am pleasantly surprised that there were only 50 protestors, inspite of it being a sunday!