"Dilliwallahs this week marked the centenary with little more than a post-colonial shrug. 'There is no hype', said one, noting officials' lack of fuss. Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's chief minister, spoke of her 'ambivalence' over it. An engineer working in a forlorn, half-renovated 'Coronation Park'-the original site of the pomp and frolics, now scattered with donkeys and neglected statues of the king and his viceroys-said residents had plenty of more recent things to celebrate."
Thanks to Michael Snidal