No I am not talking about the Blair from the other end of the pond. But it is this time of year again where our ears are assaulted with blearing music from stores. I do not know why that they think that it is their god given right to become a public nuisance by using huge sound systems and blasting the ear drums of everyone within hearing distance in order to create “excitement” which would lead to more people walking into their store. Traditionally the stores are joined by all the Avurudhu Utsawa who takes the meaning of public nuisance to a new level. Not only do they have extremely loud music during the entire event they also hog the road and believe the motorists have no right at all. This year the elections have taken this mess to an all time high. What with all the vans joining the din shouting slogans about the merits of each candidate and the political rallies who think it is their divine right to out shout the competition. Fortunately where I am located churches temples and mosques don’t add to the din. But what can one do other than to grin and bear it.