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Five ways the election camapaigning had taken over daily life in Delhi

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Election season almost always creates a buzz and provides a ray of hope to people who were either misled by the party in power or who have a huge anti- incumbency demand. However, if elections are initiated frequently, as is the recent case of Delhi, many citizens may want to be left alone by the campaigns of various candidates throughout the 70+ constituencies of the Delhi Legislative Assembly.

Here are 5 ways in which the election campaigns have taken over and even meddle with daily life:-

Conversations have changed completely

There was a time when people used to talk about how Sunny Leone entered into Bollywood, or how Bhojpuri songs were the catchiest songs in the music industry or how Tamil/Telugu films could single handedly defy the laws of physics. But now all that the people seem to want to talk about is how one party is better than the other and ‘Congress will lose’. (Not my opinion). Have you been lucky enough to witness a public brawl on this issue?

Children have started hating cartoons, adults have started loving them

The recent row over the advertisements by both, the AAP and the BJP have managed to do the inevitable. Children now detest cartoons. There was a time when we used to read Archies and Garfield in the newspaper. Nowadays all you can find is Anna wearing a mala or an animatedModi laughing at Kejriwal.

Autos have started talking, while humans are walking

People in autos are better than loudspeakers on top of them. Don’t you think?

From ‘Paanch Saal Kejriwal’ to ‘Chalo chalein Modi ke saath’ to ‘Congress bina Delhi nahin’, the streets of Delhi have turned into a city wide music show. Beware! Bollywood, you are in deep trouble.

After metro coaches and bus stops, I guess the government should really consider earning revenue by placing ads on Autos. It would really optimize all our modes of transport.

Indie music is in Danger. No more radio play for them

I used to think Indie bands were aam aadmi’s too, unfortunately, radio shows have reduced their air time for such bands. Instead, all we hear now are Legislative Assembly candidates talking about the issues of people. Not saying that it is bad, but not getting to listen to music while you are in your car in a clogged jam on Ashram Marg, is quite a big issue itself.

Hats instead of Healthcare, Education and Shelter? –

I bet the person who made a brim fedora might be wondering why his creation wouldn’t sell in India. The answer is pretty simple, why would you buy a hat for 300 when you could get a different design for free. Especially one which is either white and says, ‘Main hun aam aadmi’ or an orange one which says ‘Chalo chalein vikaas ki ore’. People have been distributing these hats on every nook and corner of the city. I guess it would have been better if this fund would have been spent on education, shelter and healthcare. Don’t you think so too?

Elections are necessary and make India a proud democratic nation. However, a large amount of money is involved in campaigning. Let’s hope that they don’t meddle much with our life.

Image credits: www.india.com

Ishaan Sengupta believes meeting people and understanding their differences gives him kick and a good trip. Hailing from the city of joy, he carries along with him the bong culture of "living and breathing" music, food and art. The socially awkward correspondent in team, he's currently pursuing a Bachelor with Honors in Economics from Motilal Nehru College. His favorite cartoon shows are Teletubbies and Dragon Ball Z. Do drop him a mail at [email protected] in case you want to give him some free advice or want to meet him personally.

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