Gateway House's Manjeet Kripalani is on a five-day trip to North Bihar to observe the penultimate days of the election campaigning. She will send a daily diary, in pictures or words, while traversing Bihar; on its progress and its aspirations. And why Bihar is so important to India.
In Indian politics, caste and religion still matter, but in many states, economic competence now matters more. Things look bad in New Delhi, but the capital is not the whole of India.