With the 63rd Republic Day of India round the corner, you might assume that I’m here to share my views on how I’m going to celebrate it. Well, thankfully (for the readers), no . Well, there’s always the patriotic posts and greetings that come one’s way twice a year - once on Republic Day and once on Independence Day. After all that hoopalah and flag-waving, nothing changes, and we are back to our usual selves, doing things saying, ‘This is how it is done in India’. The one addition would be the sad state of the numerous plastic flags strewn on the roads, waiting for rag-pickers to pick them up. :spinNo, I’m not taking that line as well. You may begin to wonder, “Where is she getting at?:rant” Well, there is this old and famous building in Chennai, that still boasts of a good ‘green area’ and that plays host to the Governor of TamilNadu – The Raj Bhavan. It has always been a low-key place, quite apt for a Governor to count his numerous pins in absolute peace. Until some time ago, its walls were adorned with paintings depicting historical monuments and some incomplete works. Sometime last week, I noted that all the walls had been white-washed. I was wondering as to what was happening. Then, day before yesterday, I noticed that the gates at the entrance and the trees accommodating the gates were all suddenly lit up with serial lights. I thought that maybe there’s a wedding in our new Governor’s family and shrugged it off – well, I keep away from the lot named politicians. Yesterday, I was travelling back home and that is when the truth hit me. What I saw in a passing glance was that the whole place was lit up; there were these light forms of our Indian flag, a map of India and a greeting – Happy Republic Day – I was so surprised that such a drastic action had come out of a hitherto respectfully lethargic place- maybe our new Governor got tired of counting his pins and letterheads and wanted a little colour, a little drama to spice up his life. :rotfl:rotfl Maybe, I am wrong to be surprised at this sudden activity happening at the Governor’s manor as this is the first time I’m commuting at the vicinity of this place around this time. :hide: Chennaiites, have you seen something like this earlier?