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Five Reasons India's Elections Are More Interesting Than Yours

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwalwas, pictured, keeps getting slapped in the face while greeting voters on the campaign trail
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwalwas, pictured, keeps getting slapped in the face while greeting voters on the campaign trailPhotograph by Narinder Nanu/AFP via Getty Images

As you’ve probably heard, there are some 815 million eligible voters in India’s national elections, which are under way and will stretch until May 121. The polling process is awesome in its complexity, and the campaigns have given rise to robust debate about the nation’s future among the competing parties. But here’s something else not to miss: It’s all pretty damn colorful.

A sampling: