India is going to polls - Lok Sabha polls, to be more specific.
But do you feel any wind blowing?
Has this election any issue at all? Note that the Indira Congress, India's No 1 party, is this time trying to ride over a crappy film's "Joi Ho" slogan to victory. Another premier party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has only to show "Advani as PM" ad everywhere.
Is there any compelling choice for voters in respect of parties or leaders? Not really.
Does any body really care who will be the PM except the contenders?
From all indications, Lok Sabha election 2009 is going to be the drabbest election. But make no mistake about it: it's going to be a nasty election too, with all sorts name-calling, gimmick, and violence. Indian democracy will be made to dance in world's biggest reality show.