Perfectly sober people, including senior bureaucrats and ministers, are doing bizarre things to get either Amit Paul from Shillong or Prashant Tamang from Darjeeling voted as India's next singing sensation.
Announcements are being made during football matches, marriage ceremonies and birthday parties to see either of the two singers through. Some ministers are exhorting voters to send SMSs in favour of their favourite crooner; others have booked PCOs for the job.
Even former militants are allegedly browbeating residents to vote for the local star.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Indian Idol 3 final stretch frenzy
The Times of India reports in a piece called Hills go into Indian Idol frenzy on its front page today: