Much has been said and written about hartals and bandhs, the two most popular forms of strike that hits normal life in Kerala on and off. So let’s not dwell more on the topic. Rather let these pictures speak up. Yesterday it was a ‘Bharath Bandh’, a nationwide general strike that was announced much much earlier by certain parties and trade organisations. Issues of course sounded genuine though it’s wise to keep mum on the genuineness of intentions. The strike didn’t affect normal life in most parts of the country. But in Kerala the ‘bandh’ was near total and life was almost paralysed. Here we go, with a couple of pics that vouch for Kerala attaining the status of ‘Bandh’s own country’ (Remember, this happens in a state where the court has already banned bandhs!):

kochi on bandh day
The road in front of our Karmakerala Office in Kochi, wearing a desolate look...
kochi on bandh day
A view from the otherwise busy Manorama Junction in Kadavanthra, with very less traffic...On other days, you may even be forced to halt at the intersection for as long as 15 minutes and then it will take another 15 minutes or even more to cross the South Overbridge, seen in the backdrop.

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