Published on Yahoo! Cricket, December 06, 2010
Elections in any democratic society are at a fundamental level exercises in hope: Hope for the future and for the betterment of the current state and lot.
November 2010 provided a cogent example in India, as the state of Bihar went to the polls to elect its state legislature. Slyly alluded to as “Darkness” in Aravind Adiga’s White Tiger, Bihar as a state has long been representative of the regressive extremities of the rule of law, anarchy and divisive politics and violence – all of which have subjected the majority of the populace to abject neglect and hopelessness.