About 60 per cent of all Bangaloreans on the voting list went out and voted. Yes, the good sorts. The indifferent sorts had made their travel plans early and gone home to meet family and friends. Good long break to catch up and discuss the problems of India. And perhaps catch Two States. Active state and passive state? Chee, no. Two States is a movie based on a novel by a famous writer called Chetan Bhagat, who usually tells Indians how to be good Indians. Learn to say it right. Chetan Bhagat, not Shaitan Bhagat. And then there were the SUV sorts who spent the long week at the home stays and resorts, discussing Modi and Rahul over single malt and harabara kebabs. One thing they all said: People want change. So let’s tell them what the politicians want. They want real money, not some piddly change. You can keep the change, dear voters.
* BJP slogan inspires many variations.
Let’s try one: Among the converts is M J Akbar/Abki bar, Modi sarkar.
* Rivals say BJP leader Smriti Irani is Iranian, not Indian.
That we don’t know, but she can be really ironic.