BJP party

1:08pm

Thu May 15, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata 5/14/14

India's Wall of Noise

BJP supporters at a rally
sandip Roy

India is noisy. But at election time the noise reaches a different level. Democracy in action in India is spirited,  Raucous. And not always harmonious. We’ll know the results by the end of this week. But for now our ears are still ringing with the sounds of Election 2014. 

This is a soundscape from the greatest show on earth.  

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6:45am

Wed April 23, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 4/23/2014

India's political jukebox

Drummers for the Congress Party
Sandip Roy

An Indian election campaign is not entirely unlike a Bollywood film. The heroes and villains might flip flop depending on your party preference.  But the script has all the ingredients of a good old Bollywood masala film.

Welcome to  Indian elections 2014 – the musical hits.

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