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Should You Vote In The Indian Elections?

Vote are you waiting for?

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Via Punit Paranjpe/Raveendran/AFP
  1. Check off all the statements that are true for you:

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    I believe in democratic government.
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    I have strong political opinions.
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    I have posted a Facebook status expressing my political opinions.
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    I have tweeted something related to politics.
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    I think politics are a necessary evil.
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    When others praise India, I criticize it.
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    When others criticize India, I defend it.
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    I follow Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, or both on Twitter.
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    I value my freedom of expression.
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    I strongly believe the LGBT community should have equal rights.
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    I oppose Article 377.
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    When I'm drunk, I criticize the Indian government.
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    When I'm sober, I criticize the Indian government.
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    I have referred to Indian politicians as gundas, chootiyas, chors, or assholes at least once in my life.
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    I’m active in the comments section of articles about Indian politics.
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    I’ve gotten into Twitter wars with people whose political views differ from mine.
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    I’ve gotten into Facebook arguments with people whose political views differ from mine.
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    I have shared more than one article about the Indian elections.
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    Although I rely on public transportation, I curse at it everyday.
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    I have been eve-teased or groped in public.
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    I've been sexually harassed or assaulted, or I know someone who has.
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    I can only see Narendra Modi as the next Indian Prime Minister.
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    I can only see Rahul Gandhi as the next Indian Prime Minister.
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    I feel that both Modi and Rahul Gandhi are completely useless.
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    I believe Arvind Kejriwal is the leader India needs.
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    I am strongly affiliated to one religion.
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    I believe in secularism.
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    I believe in the separation of politics and religion.
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    I have had to bribe a cop or a government official.
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    I have accepted a bribe to do my job.
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    I have committed tax evasion, or I know someone who has.
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    I don’t want slums in my city.
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    I have been stuck in a pothole or fallen into an open drain.
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    I have attended a parade, protest, rally, or vigil.
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    I have signed one or more online petitions for change in India.
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    I strongly believe India should be a secular country.
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    I have seriously considered unfriending or unfollowing someone whose political views differ from mine.
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    I talk about the elections at least once a day.
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    I have had a heated debate with my friends about what India’s biggest challenge is.
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    I have had a heated debate with friends about whether India will ever improve.
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    I want more women in positions of power in India.
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    I wish schooling in India was better and more accessible.
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    I live in India now.
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    I plan to live in India in the next 10 years.
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    I found it difficult (or am finding it difficult) to get a job.
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    I'm almost always broke.
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    I don't like decisions regarding my future being made without my consent.
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    I want to play a part in choosing the leader of the world’s largest democracy.
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    I care about the future of my country.
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    Despite all its flaws, I love India.