With Shera gone and Ravana reduced to a pile of ashes, Delhi’s festive spirit, at its peak till last night, seems to have suffered a blow, resulting in massive Monday blues.
“There was this vibe in the city, this exuberant energy. Everyone was either going to see some event, or talking about one. And now that it’s all over, it’s the same old daily drudgery. The same old traffic snarls, the same old boring shows on TV,” says film-maker Shilpi Gulati.
“There was a lot of buzz and excitement. But that’s all gone now, and with school reopening, it’s back to the blues,” says Kush Agrawal, a student of DPS RK Puram. Experts say the depression in only natural.
“The last fortnight was a time of extreme elation that had swept the whole city. The Games, Navratri and Dussehra meant a lot of activity, culturally and socially. Now that it’s gone, lethargy is bound to strike,” explains psychiatrist Dr. Jitendra Nagpal.
For some, even Diwali, just a few days away, isn’t making the mood look up. “I don’t think it will match the Games buzz. There was something or the other happening everywhere in the city,” says Sushant Gupta, a financial consultant from Gurgaon.
Club owners, however, are hopeful that the feeling of emptiness won’t last long. “We’re expecting the city to be back to its partying ways. Winter in Delhi is all about the parties," says Cyrus Dalal of LAP, Saket