You need your friends more at the time of disappointments than at victories. So, no fair weather friends.
Here a competitor from Maharashtra is seen consoling a co-competitor after an unexpected elimination. at the National Roller Skating Competition, Besant Nagar.
Rudyard Kipling’s poem,”If…” and its lines emblazoned at Wimbledon entrance come to mind:
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
For a National Level event, it did not attract much media coverage as far as I know. A search on the web showed the venue of the competition as Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium. Was it a last-minute switch to Besant Nagar due to bureaucratic bungling?
Besant Nagar Elliot’s beach road on a Sunday morning.
It is heartening to see vehicles off the beach road on Sunday mornings. However, it is sad to see the trees on the beach front with hardly any leaves. This is not a seasonal phenomenon but round the year. Maybe these trees can not withstand the sea breeze. If that is the case, other species may be planted. Experts, your views, please.