India goes to Polls

As India goes to the polls today, it is with a sense of gratitude that I sit back and take it all in. I don't care if issues at the forefront of this election are driven by caste, community or religious equations. Knowing that I live in a democracy where people have the right to choose their leaders is satisfying enough. Surely, things can get better. And maybe they will. Or maybe they won't. Either way, it is heartening to know that people have the power of choice.

For all those dimwits around the world who think Iraq was a mistake, think again, at least on this day. What you can and have been doing for years, lining up to vote, is a privilege that's been denied to a lot of people around the world. Iraq was one of those places. But today, there too, they have the power to choose. Thank the Americans and their former president for that.

Grêler la République!


Sumana said…
It is so true when you say that at least we have the power to choose our leaders.. I used to crib about so many frivolous things happening arnd me till i read 2 books from jean Sasson,namely Mayada: the daughter of Iraq and Love in a torn Land. these two books made me change the way i looked around myself. I feel so privileged to be born with freedom of expression and most of all the power to choose our leaders
Ray Titus said…
Glad you see it that way...
Never read Jean Sasson....Will add it to my 'to read' list... :)

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