The Great Indian Middle Finger
India went to the polls in phase three of the Great Indian Elections of 2009 this week.
Here’s a few pictures of proud voters happy to have contributed their bit towards upholding the esteemed traditions of the founding fathers of the country.
First up, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chawan with Mrs Chief Minister. Hail the proud deliverance of democracy.
(Image Courtesy – Amit Verma)
The Bachchan family was there. All of them – Mom, Dad, Son and Daughter in law. Look at the excitement, the joy, the proud expression of freedom.
Even handsome people voted.
(Image courtesy: TOI)
Nice work India!
Now we just need to figure out how to interpret the middle finger gesture. Was it the Indian populace saying ‘Up Yours!’ to the politicians, or the other way around? Maybe it just was famous people’s way of making fun of everybody else? Who exactly is the joke on?
Like a wise man once said, It happens only in India.