This ain’t an astrological predicition but might prove logical. The new year did start off with a sad note due to the heavy loss of life and property Tamil Nadu is facing right now. Last night, the Kamarajar Salai, the road that runs parallel to the marina beach was closed. This place is usually the epicenter of new year celebrations in Chennai. A candle light prayer near the Gandhi Statue, last evening, was a noble gesture.
The star hotels also closed down their new year celebrations. It must have been a heavy loss to them but again it was a very appreciative and responsible move. Even the huge cracker bursts at the stroke of midnight were missing except for a few. Places of Workship replaced sevas with prayers.
Overall, it was a come together by the residents of Chennai, in specific, to remember the doomed and the homeless victims of Tsunami attack. Let the sad note drift away to no-man’s land because this integrity by itself is a epitome of the bright future lying before us in the year ahead !!