Between God and Country There is That Purple Stain

Every five years we are accorded an amazing display of coordinated human effort that covers the entire span of the country of India – the general election. In the most recent occurrence, the most populous nation in the world also held the biggest electoral exercise humankind ever has seen. There are apocryphal anecdotes of poll workers lugging equipment, power supply, meal ration and medical kit alongside the obligatory security contingent to a distant location for just a handful of voters, even one in some cases.