Author: Rajeev Sharma is a New Delhi-based journalist, author and strategic analyst. He tweets @Kishkindha and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The story of colorful and chaotic elections in India, the world’s largest democracy, can offer many surprising vignettes.
Did you know that a record number of 1,033 candidates contested the Modaurichi assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu in 1996, and the ballot paper was in the form of a booklet?
Or that the lowest voter turnout in a polling station is just three, reported from Bomdila district in Arunachal Pradesh?