May 20, 2008
Yesterday, we went to an exhibition @ Ulavar santhai Ground, here in Trichy. (Actually, it was located in Alvarthopu ground,we went around ulavar santhai in srch of the exhibition and will write another blog for that)... Its filled with fancy stores, handicraft stores by Women self help group(magalir suya vudavi kuzhukal), vadai, Baji, appalam, sugarcane juice stalls and other standard exhibition stalls.
Giant wheels, columbus, Break dance (the chairs will spin, as if we were break dancing), helicopter like rotators, bikes and all kinds of "kudai ratinam" (small roller coasters) were there for entertainment. We njoyed every ratinam , whether its small or big. But for my astonishment, there is no crowd. Yes, i mean it, there is no crowd. In the giant wheel of 16 chairs, only 2 0r 3 chairs were filled 4 every round. This holds the same for all ratinams.
A rainy look alike evening, end of the school vacation(June 1st), presence of another exhibition in trichy - near ponmalai, lack of advertisement may be the reason for the low turn over. Actually i expect a huge crowd, since trichy lags in entertainment arena, that too for children. Apart from cinema halls, temples and the newly revamped ibrahim park (near chatiram bus stand), trichy kids has no place to go. But the exhibition showcases the spending nature of trichians. If it were in Chennai, a large number of turnover is a damn sure... But alas, its not chennai. Its only Trichy, a tier III city.