We have lived in the city long enough to know its pulse and flavor by heart now, and so even a minute deviation from the usual doesn’t go unnoticed. Yesterday was one such day. The city had gone to elections, and given the not-so-peaceful reports of polls in certain areas over the last month, people weren’t taking any chances!
The forty plus temperatures had already been keeping people without business tucked in their homes for some time now. But yesterday was something else altogether! The roads looked deserted. Men in uniform were the only ones to be seen venturing out in the perched streets, and the citizens going out to vote. Public transport was very limited- you were supposed to bring out your own car, or your umbrella.
A few snapshots of the city we managed to take on our way to the polling station and back :
We have omitted the customary vote-fie (the inked-index finger selfie). Please check out your FB feed for a sumptuous dose of the same 😀
More Snapshots of the not so familiar city :
The City On a Bandh Day
(Archya, in his own words, is the trying-to-be-global bangali babu, who is attempting to carve out a niche for himself in blogosphere, having had mixed results in Medicine Practice. In short, a struggling artist.
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