gasp! I need some air, and was searching for it at - of all places- on google, semi-geek that I am, when I came across this website. Not quite what I was looking for, but refreshing nevertheless.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

One Big Circus

Take a look at the pictures, taken yesterday around the Herald Square area, and tell me - does this, or does this not, look like one big circus? Only in New York. The police cordon off the sidewalks. Make us cross according to their whims. Traffic signals are more like christmas lights - seen but ignored. The protesters don't really give a damn, and go about doing their own thing. They are on bikes, on foot, carrying loudspeakers and bullhorns. There was an organized protest yesterday against the rising umemployment - people were dressed in office formals, carrying banners around, projecting the damages done in numbers out to the world. Somewhat like the Billionaires for Bush protesters, with their nice suits and combed hairs. Then there were these anti-war protesters who were projecting an Orwellian future through their gas masks and Grim Reaper clothing.

In all, I'm glad, in a way, that the RNC was held where it was. Would never have come across anything like this otherwise.


Blogger apratim said...

hi there ...
this is a really strange co-incidence ... i am a third year student of mathematics and computing studying in IIT KGP at the moment ...
i just happened to come across your website and was immediately taken up with all the pics that you had of sf96,97 and 98 ... i am the GSec Soc n Cult of the gymkhana ... so you can well understand my interest in someone who has seen it all and experienced SF and illu as it used to be some 6-7 years back ...
i have my blog at ... and my email id is ... i would be delighted if you could mail me back sometime ... well the official springfest website is also up ... do check out

September 10, 2004 4:35 PM


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