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  1. saloniz
    July 5, 2010 at 13:59

    To add some facts and figures …

     India lost close to 3000 crores in the Bandh today
     Mumbai itself lost some 300 crores in one single day
     Some 100 to 150 flights got disrupted adding more loss to business

    These are just a few figures … am sure the other cities also have similar claims!

    Add to all these figures a compelling fact … loss of thousand crores of manhours!

    So much for the bandh … so whose bandh is it actually? Who is benefiting from it?

    Just as I read in a blog by Krishna Pokharel @ India Real Time at The Wall Street Journal

    …. A cycle rickshaw puller in New Delhi said nobody is really bothered about the effects of inflation on poor households like his and he was on the road in defiance of the bandh because “these parties don’t know we lose our one day’s meal if we don’t work.”

    You can read the entire post at http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2010/07/05/bharat-bandh-today-will-it-work/

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