Comments on: Incendiary India: petrol strike leaves Bangalore becalmed http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/31/incendiary-india-petrol-strike-leaves-bangalore-becalmed/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Woman21 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/31/incendiary-india-petrol-strike-leaves-bangalore-becalmed/comment-page-1/#comment-28323 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:06:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5763#comment-28323 And had to say this read some of your articles on Indian English. Didn’t realize there were so many. May be a book is better than a blog :). But had to add, thank you teacherji! 😉

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By: Woman21 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/31/incendiary-india-petrol-strike-leaves-bangalore-becalmed/comment-page-1/#comment-28322 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:04:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5763#comment-28322 I came to this article from your blog on Tumblr. I daresay I enjoyed reading that blog more. You have made some good points there(and I reproduce it here for your readers): Were people serious about the strike?

“Most of the people I spoke to were either

-happy to get a day off
-angry that they were not making money that they need to feed their families
-annoyed that they couldn’t ride their bus routes because the Bangalore bus system canceled service after angry goons firebombed some of their vehicles

That third point stuck in my mind as I talked people. Why did the mall close? Why is that shop closed? Is it because the owners support the “bandh?” Do they think that no customers will come? Or are they afraid that they’ll get a visit from the brass knuckles brigade?”

Very interesting analysis indeed! Tells a lot about what happens in these strikes and whether they serve the purpose or not. Forced bandh I think is an idea borrowed from CPI. CPI is known to have used the state machinery to close shops, transports and other things in Bengal. In fact, things are so bad under their regime that even IAS officers didn’t want to serve them. They also had expelled the scholars of history, who didn’t toe their line. Surprising is the fact that the so called liberals tolerated all this behaviour. And today BJP is using the same thing to even more dangerous ends. I wish the intellectuals had shown more guts then, the things wouldn’t have been this bad………….

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By: Robert MacMillan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/31/incendiary-india-petrol-strike-leaves-bangalore-becalmed/comment-page-1/#comment-20426 Thu, 31 May 2012 20:04:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5763#comment-20426 Regarding noise pollution: the streets of Bangalore from dawn until dusk on every day including Sunday produce a huge amount of noise because of the large number of vehicles on the road. Today, in the middle of Thursday afternoon, there was very little noise. Walking down the middle of MG Road in the middle of the day, normally an impossibility, was pleasant and quiet.

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By: maGiK http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/31/incendiary-india-petrol-strike-leaves-bangalore-becalmed/comment-page-1/#comment-20420 Thu, 31 May 2012 13:05:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5763#comment-20420 I have never seen an Indian metropolitan city suffering near total bandh yet, let alone commenting on the latest BJP sponsored bandh.

Looking at the pictures on this thread, I come to believe this is how I live everyday in London here (barring those boys on the street playing cricket and the mall displaying a ‘shut for business’ poster). So quiet on all week days and during weekends.

But bandh in India does bring about a (temporary) halt to the noise pollution. How?

Nadeems, Nazirs and Kannaiahs are robbed of their daily visit to the local tea shops and pan kiosks for their addictive smokes and high-decibel political banters.

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By: nahar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/31/incendiary-india-petrol-strike-leaves-bangalore-becalmed/comment-page-1/#comment-20419 Thu, 31 May 2012 12:38:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5763#comment-20419 i(NAHAR) being a business man i don’t really don’t understand why is that in Bangalore petrol prize is higher then other state is our fault that we have born in Bangalore are the foreigner input in Bangalore made the prize high if so stop giving visa to those earlier we use to give Rs 3000/ to Rs4000/ rent now why the prize r high for all for example same rent are ten time high Rs 30,000/ to Rs 40,000/ why why why will some body answer where as the earning is just 2time more comparative. in two decade

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By: nahar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/31/incendiary-india-petrol-strike-leaves-bangalore-becalmed/comment-page-1/#comment-20416 Thu, 31 May 2012 12:27:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5763#comment-20416 I hope today’s bandh will really hit the prize of petrol are public ultimate we the local public are the sufferer i(NAHAR) being a big business man can effect how about the day to day earner will they survive

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By: nahar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/31/incendiary-india-petrol-strike-leaves-bangalore-becalmed/comment-page-1/#comment-20414 Thu, 31 May 2012 12:20:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5763#comment-20414 i really say to government that at for this many months are this many weeks are this many years the prize will remain same so that we as a business man can dicide on the prize due to fluctuation in prize the government is under profit we as a business man has bear all the losses

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