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?
The young photographer at the Kolam Contest, Mylapore Festival 2018
The Kolam competition spread over two days, is always the most popular item at the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival for the last 16 years. Nowadays, you find a hoard of photographers covering the event.
This photographer was perhaps the youngest in the crowd with a DSLR.
The autorickshaws of Chennai are notorious for fleecing passengers. So, this scene at Besant Nagar seems to say. ” Lord save us from the autorickshaws”! Or is it the autorickshaw drivers saying,” Lord, save us from the policemen”? In either case, the Lord’s intervention is required.