Comments on: The blue blot on my middle finger http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sara http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6818 Tue, 12 May 2009 00:05:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6818 its absolutely shameful..shameless and cheap..the bachans and aish have shown their class…they seem to enjoy showing the finger to the photogrpahers…they know too well being from such a dirty professsion what it means and now they are showing their dirty natures to evryone…children will see these pictures..its really irresponsible and low class…the khans have managed to show their hand in a more respectable way..there is no excuse…shame on them

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By: Suresh http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6811 Mon, 11 May 2009 13:50:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6811 Bachans are so illetrate or so arrogant to show that gesture to the media.I am sure they know the meaning and purpose fully.Shame on you Bachans.

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By: Sravasti Datta http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6666 Wed, 06 May 2009 10:58:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6666 The fact that you voted is in itself praiseworthy. Your wife must be applauded for her efforts. It must have been a harrowing experience but you didn’t give up, although personally I feel you could do better with your reasons for voting a particular candidate. You may feel that you are just one person and one person’s vote hardly accounts for anything, but even a single vote matters. I think Jaagore has done a brilliant job. I know of many people who have been inspired by the jaagore advertisements. Change may come slowly but we mustn’t give up on our determination in effecting a positive change in our country. Cliched as it may sound, everything depends on the people. I honestly believe that there is much we can do.

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By: Phylli http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6614 Mon, 04 May 2009 16:20:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6614 In some countries, people must make certain sacrifices in order to vote. In this case, having voted, a blue mark was placed on the middle finger as proof and to prevent voting twice. Elevate your minds a little and be happy that there is a slight (ever so slight) movement towards participation in the democratic process. In another 50 years we may see a truly democratic India. I won’t be around to see it, but my grandchildren may.

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By: Sakshi http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6591 Mon, 04 May 2009 07:25:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6591 Guys, the debate here is not about why the Bachchans are showing their middle finger, but that the voter registration process needs to be further simplified from the government’s end AND with a lower voter turnout in Mumbai than most other constituencies, Mumbaikars that did not vote DO NOT have a right to complain.I think it is absolutely shameful that even after all the registration drives and NGOs reaching out to citizens after the 26/11 siege we could not even cross the halfway mark. Why has the anger petered out? Couldn’t those who had long weekend getaways planned postpone them by a few hours?

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By: Azad http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6575 Sat, 02 May 2009 12:35:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6575 Madhu, Rajeev, othersI agree with Rajeev. Why should this most famous bollywood family, get out and travel in Mumbai traffic and vote. Should they not have any respect for democracy, they wouldnt have gotten out of their homes. Even Ambanis had casted vote . Bachhans are encouraging lazy Indians to go out and vote. They did not forget the terrorists that inflicted carnage recently.@ of them were MPs, in case you forgot.AB has a blog site of his own I believe, dig it out if u have time and ask him. Comeback tell us his response.

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By: Madhu Soman http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6571 Sat, 02 May 2009 11:04:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6571 Manna, as I said earlier, Mid-Day carried a story on the new guidelines which meant, when you vote in this election, the poll officer will ink your middle finger instead of the index finger. Debashish Chakrabarty, chief electoral officer for Maharashtra, confirmed the change. “The Election Commission has introduced this change, as most parts of the state voted for municipal, zilla parishad and gram panchayat elections recently and most voters’ index fingers are already inked.”

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By: manna http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6569 Sat, 02 May 2009 09:54:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6569 How they dare to show their middle finger they are not showing the voting sign they just says f#%@ u all who are voting there must be some legal action against them

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6557 Fri, 01 May 2009 15:45:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6557 @It has surprised some that all the activism post-26/11 did not translate into votes.—Just 40% voting post 26/11.Is terror threat off the minds that they did not vote.OrTerror threat is on their mind due to possible bomb blast. I think latter could be the reason.@Middle fingerPerhaps they are showing that to the terrorists and their trainers.

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By: colin athuraliya http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/30/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/comment-page-1/#comment-6549 Fri, 01 May 2009 07:26:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1042#comment-6549 you need to show your qulity,its show you are poor

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