Here is an article from The Hindu newspaper, about Ladakhis voting in -20 degree weather. Perhaps thats what being Indian is all about, the author says
the political system Indian elites never appear to tire of reviling has brought real gains to this remote community.
Here is a picture of a 103 year old voter after she voted in the 2002 Gujarat elections (picture from BBC News)
I am 103 years old. I’ve come to cast my vote at the Varachha Road polling station with my daughter-in-law. I’m so old, I can’t come on my own.
So who is more Indian ? Remote communities, long oppressed castes, ‘illiterate’ rural folk who fight for their rights ? Or the middle-classes that obsess over 11 (grossly overpaid) men ?