Boxden hiphop sports wild'ish games movies news eyecandy tech gear rides
trending now most viewers #top20 top yesterday all sections videos pics tracks headlines

Feb 22 - Adolf Hitler, Frankenstein on the ballot in India

most watched this minute | see more
most viewed right now
391 viewing
 Nicki Minaj 'dumps Meek Mill following Drake feud...but the rapper will contin..
54 comments
most viewed right now
330 viewing
Real or fake? The undertaker sues meek mill
138 comments

top in section
47 viewing
 Image inside Jul 31 - Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers
top in news
top in section
25 viewing
 Video inside Top Ten Brutal Video Game Deaths...
top in games

people viewing this topic:   (0 members and 1 guests)  
 
 

let em know Share this on TwitterShare this on Facebook
 Feb 22 - Adolf Hitler, Frankenstein on the ballot in India
Unread 2 years agoclass of '05 - away - #1
635 pageviews
2 comments


bobbysteels18 550 heat pts550 space
avatar space
The World is your's
space
$6,359 | POWERFUL
Adolf Hitler, Frankenstein on the ballot in India

GAUHATI, India (AP) Adolf Hitler is running for election in India. So is Frankenstein.
The tiny northeast Indian state of Meghalaya has a special fascination for interesting and sometimes controversial names, and the ballot for state elections Saturday is proof.
Among the 345 contestants running for the state a.ssembly are Frankenstein Momin, Billykid Sangma, Field Marshal Mawphniang and Romeo Rani. Some, like Kenedy Marak, Kennedy Cornelius Khyriem and Jhim Carter Sangma, are clearly hoping for the electoral success of their namesake American presidents.
Then there is Hitler.
This 54-year-old father of three has won three elections to the state a.ssembly with little controversy over being named after the Nazi dictator.
His father had worked with the British army, but apparently developed enough of a fascination with Great Britain's archenemy to name his son Adolf Hitler though he also gave him the middle name Lu, Hitler said.
"I am aware at one point of time Adolf Hitler was the most hated person on earth for the genocide of the Jews. But my father added 'Lu' in between, naming me Adolf Lu Hitler, and that's why I am different," Hitler told The a.ssociated Press from the small village of Mansingre, 200 kilometers west of Gauhati, the capital of the nearby state of a.ssam.
Hitler said his name has not stopped him from traveling the world, including to the United States and Germany.
"I never had problems obtaining a visa but I was asked many times during immigration as to why I should have such a name. I told the immigration staff I possibly didn't have a role in my naming," he said.
India played little role in World War II, and many Indians view Hitler not as the personification of evil but as a figure of fascination. Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" is prominently displayed at many Indian bookstores. The owner of a menswear shop named his store "Hitler," then expressed puzzlement last year after Israel complained.
Musfika Haq, a teacher in Meghalaya's capital, Shillong, said such names are common in the state.
"Parents obviously get fascinated by names of well-known or great leaders, but must be unaware that some of them, like Hitler, had been highly controversial," he said.


No furor over Adolf Hitler's name on Indian ballot - Yahoo! News
Reply With Quote
Props given to bobbysteels18 hot topic  (02-22-2013)

2 comments for "Feb 22 - Adolf Hitler, Frankenstein on the ballot in India"

- To post a comment, join the squad -


Unread 2 years agoclass of '07 - away - #2
Nothavingit 52 heat pts52 space
avatar space
I WIll Win
space
$4,696 | POWERFUL
345 contestants

Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '09 - away - #3
Originalgoat 1 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$432 | 2736113
Not to be a racist bastard but when I call customer service and *clearly* get someone in India, I always call "bullsh*t" when they say "hi-m'am/sir-my-name-is......BillyJoe..how-may-I-help-you-today".

yes to "m'am/sir" .. I've heard that more than once which means the customer service people are reading the ENTIRE prompter, Anchorman-style.




"Hi-sir-my-name-is-Tupac-Ganesh-how-may-I-help-you-today"
Reply With Quote
 

Home > all sections > BX Daily Bugle
  
    
          join bx


 




that hot ish yesterday


most viewed right now
90 viewing
Meek Mill - Wanna Know (Lyrics)
91 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
35 viewing
Celebrities react to Meek Mill's Wanna Know
308 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
33 viewing
Audio inside Quentin Miller - Ref. Tracks For Drake's Used To / Know Yourself / R.I...
283 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
22 viewing
So what is this line about t.i boy peeing on drake ?
356 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
19 viewing
Image inside Word Is Drake Got Pissed On By Tip's Homie At The Movie Theater, Say I..
339 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
18 viewing
Video inside Man found alive on sunken ship
57 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
12 viewing
Audio inside Meek Mill - Wanna Know (Drake Diss)
1100 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
10 viewing
Video inside NBA 2K16 #2KProAm Trailer!
76 comments
@games
most viewed right now
9 viewing
When Meek Mill Finally Drops His Ether Diss To Drake Don't Dick Ride (Words Of..
213 comments
@hiphop

^
contact us   |   bx@twitter   |   bx@facebook   |   privacy   |   search   |   BX 1998-end of time