(Also posted on Jacob's Blog and the Kooler Talk Blog.)
I now realise how divorced I am from Indian Politics and especially the mentality of the Indian people.
This was just in:
Only a few results have been confirmed so far - they included a win for former UN diplomat Shashi Tharoor for Congress in Kerala's capital, Trivandrum.
In the old days, an outsider would never have got in this easily as Shashi did. I remember how K. T. Chandy, who had been Chairman of Hindustan Lever, tried and failed to get into Kerala Politics in the Seventies. He was called a "foreigner" by the Keralites!!
I do hope this change also ushers in a new form of Government, especially in Kerala, where the school final failed party members have dominated the Government.
Also the antiques who have dominated Kerala Politics for a couple of decades should now call it a day.