The Finger!

No, I don’t mean this finger in Milan.

I mean this one:

Please click on the image to get a larger image and zoom in on the finger to see an ink stain.

I was interviewed by a young lady reporter of a local newspaper as I exited the polling station after voting this morning.  She took this photograph after asking me to pose for it with my finger showing the ink stain as proof that I had indeed voted. She had kindly sent me the photograph via WhatsApp and has promised that I will feature in her article tomorrow in the local paper. If the article does indeed appear, I shall blog about it tomorrow.

India’s gargantuan elections to our Parliament is in progress and Pune where I live,  voted today. After quite some time, I was able to meet a lot of my friends from the Joggers’ Park who had come to vote there. Since I have stopped going there for my evening walks, I had not seen many of them for over a year now. Arrangements to give preference to ladies, senior citizens and handicapped people were excellent and I did not have to stand in a queue for too long as my son who had escorted me had to.

I have done my bit. Now to wait for the results to come which will take another month as it will take that long to cover the entire country.

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10 Responses to The Finger!

  1. Big John says:

    Six weeks until Indian voters know the result. Wow ! .. That’s fast. You are lucky. The majority of British people voted for ‘Brexit’ three years ago, and we are still waiting to hear the final ‘outcome’ ! … Ain’t democracy grand ?
    Big John recently posted..No ! .. It’s not “Game of Thrones” Day.

  2. Cathy says:

    I think the whole world is waiting as well !

  3. Joared says:

    Incredible that with modern technology election results can take so long. Seems like more and more delays getting our results in the U.S., too.
    Joared recently posted..ELECTION SECURITY — EAGLETS — REMINISCENCES

  4. I am not surprised it would take 6 weeks, all the areas, all the people…

  5. Wisewebwoman says:

    Huge electorate, technology can’t keep up I imagine.

    Lovely photo of you Ramana, you are looking very well!

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