Feeling Secure on I-day

I guess this year’s Independence Day was the day that I was completely paranoid about security.

(Diplomatic way of saying I was “scared-shit” – after Mumbai bombs, the London nightmare and all those warnings from US to India!)

But hey, does it make sense for someone to attack when the opponent expects it? I can’t think from a terrorist’s shoe ;-)

I spent the entire day watching TV and never ventured out. Our PM’s speech (behind the bullet-proof glass!) was inspirational.

I came to know from my friends that the city was full of policemen and MG Road had a big flag march.

Did you go out into the city? What was your experience?

Was there any harassment (read searching cars & baggage) by the police?

4 Comments so far

  1. Thejesh GN (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 10:47 am

    First of all searching car is not harassment. Well. I was out all the yestreday. I difference I could make out was the traffic flow. It was very smooth yesterday. May be because there where lot many traffic police on road.

  2. Arun (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 12:20 pm

    I was out almost the whole day. Was there at MG Road too, but later in the day. Never appeared different from any normal day.

  3. Kanth (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 2:23 pm


    Well, I didn’t mean all searches were harassments.

    Someting close to what was in my mind:




  4. rubic_cube (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

    Kanth – searching of cars is a mandated procedure in my office. We undergo this operation everyday for 5 mins as and when we are about to enter the campus. The search is like our software quality realities, utter crap but yes it happens.

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