The stage is set, everything’s in place. We (A and I) went for a walk on the National Mall today evening. There was clear electricity in the air – you could almost touch it. All news channels from all corners of the country and abroad have set up their camps on the mall. Walking on the mall gives a feeling of being under a mega wedding pandal or at a sarvajanik Ganeshotsav pandal (I know it’s a silly analogy, but that’s exactly what I felt tonight).

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