Modi rapping to Kejriwal singing: Elections 2014 top of the pops

From official anthems (The Congress one is rather preachy and the BJP's a tad apocalyptic) to toe tapping campaign trail music, the spectrum and sheer variety of the music has been almost as impressive as the scale of the elections themselves.

Sandip Roy May 05, 2014 10:32:58 IST

Many people have compared the Indian election to a masala Bollywood movie. It certainly has all the right ingredients. Patriotism, family values, melodrama.... and it's really really long.

Modi rapping to Kejriwal singing Elections 2014 top of the pops

Sometimes the drummers at one rally are the same as the opposition rally: Sandip Roy/Firstpost

And like any good masala film worth.. well, its salt, there is the music.

From official anthems (The Congress one is rather preachy and the BJP's a tad apocalyptic) to toe tapping campaign trail music, the spectrum and sheer variety of the music has been almost as impressive as the scale of the elections themselves.

From drummers to musicians, from blaring songs to impromptu ditties, and well a little bit of Ray Charles, this podcast is dedicated to the music of the Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Firstpost senior editor Sandip Roy produces a weekly audio postcard for public radio station KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco

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