We went to Elliots beach, Besant Nagar to spend the sunday evening. I used to live just a stone’s throw from it during my school days and I’ve got a special attachment to it. That’s one reason why I’m saddened by the mushrooming of the bajji, sundal and balloon shacks in the beach. I’d hate it to go the marina way. There used to be a time when these shops were banned from the beach but now they are allowed to set shop. I hate them for dirtying the beach and for using those irritatingly bright “petromas” lamps which completely spoil the moonlight touch.