Of the slain Royals and the People

If you are active on social media for past few years, you might not have missed this. The fortnight containing June 1st, for past decade, is always spent talking about the Royal family that was slain on 1st June, 2001.

The form of social media has changed, from msn messenger to hi5 to facebook to twitter, but the talk has not. Come June 1 and the old pictures of the then Royal family – with a tagline saying ‘rare’ – appears everywhere. It has hardly diminished, even as the years tend to deform memories. If facebook and twitter are any indicators, one gets the feeling that the respect for that family has only turned into reverence.

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