Monday, May 18, 2009


The ink mark on your finger shows that you have voted. Did someone offer you coconuts at discount or did you give your vote out of the convictions of your heart? Candidates had their hotel rooms ransacked over reports of piles of money to be given out to voters. Did the police find money there? Sometimes. Sarees were another popular give away item. Raids turned up stacks and stacks of colorful sarees. Bribing is an age old campaigning technique in India.

To get in touch with the common man this candidate took a rickshaw ride through the streets of Chennai. I am no political annalist but for optimum, positive body language I would get rid of the folded arms and try an old fashion wave and smile.

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1 comment:

Jenny said...

Thanks for this interesting post.