The Goan music bands are playing full blast, the mega monitors of a local cable channels are emitting noise in terms of pop, fashion, cuisine and a series of unending star interviews. There is no escape! Come out of the campus and you confront the carnival blazing just opposite on the banks of the Mandovi river. It's all fun no doubt, but if you are one of the film purists who want the typical film festival ambience then you are in troble. You also need tickets to enter theatres with proper seat numbers. You are alloted maximum of five tickets on your delegate or media card. The good old days of carefree enjoyment are gone. There is also tight securtiy all around which is of course the utmost necessity.
Today being the first anniversary of 26/11 terror attack we had asked delegates' views on that. They have all expressed that terror must be stopped and they are happy with the security arrangements made here.
As our units go from event to event we have no alternative but to face the noise! And watching movies for us? Well, no time even to think about them! Good that just managed a minute to write this post!