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Royalty at Red Fort

Red Fort

I remember one time, when I was a kid, there was a power cut on Republic Day in the locality where I lived. It was a freak incident due to a problem with the transformer. People came out on the streets, furious that they were unable to see the Republic Day parade on TV. They mobbed the electricity office nearby and almost dragged the engineer to the spot to fix the problem. Power came back midway through the procession of floats (I remember we missed seeing Karnataka’s). The reason I mention it now is because I wonder if people would be similarly agitated today if there was a power cut on Republic Day. Methinks they would barely notice its occurrence; most people wake up late and miss the parade anyways.
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