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Notting Hill Carnival 2011

The riots in London and elsewhere in the UK almost got the Notting Hill Carnival cancelled. Luckily, the organisers after consultation with Mayor Boris Johnson, the police and other officials decided to move forward. The compromise was that the event would end slightly earlier. Now even before the possible cancellation, friends had tried to talk me into joining a troupe. I resisted. Not because I didn’t think it would be fun; mores because I knew that parading through Notting Hill for 8+ hours would be exhausting. And yeah, there is the question of facilities; toilet facilities to be exact. I […]

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