I am closing the poll on the most favorite blog topic, and also declaring the results right away. No hanging chads here. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone voted in elections too electronically? No long queues at polling stations, no hunting around for parking spaces (if the polling center is far), no rigging, no waiting days (and sometimes months) for the results..
On the other hand, if everyone votes online, what will all those psephologists do? There will be no more exit polls, no more incessant reporting on television of which politician is leading in which election.. The results will be out in seconds, and where’s the fun in that?
I remember, long ago, after some general election, walking to Kasturba Gandhi Road in Connaught Place every evening and staring at the giant scoreboard outside the Hindustan Times building to see which party had secured more seats in the latest round of counting. There would be a crowd gathered around, all loudly discussing the prospects of each party and its prominent candidates and speculating on what would happen if the Congress/BJP/ Coalition came to power. There would be lots of juicy gossip about candidates exchanged. I would stand there, ostensibly looking at the scoreboard while eavesdropping on everything. That was fun.
But I digress. So here are the results you are all waiting for:
The question was: “What topics in my blog do you like most?”
The clear winner was “Whacky and Humorous.”
“Digs at desis” came a close second. Not a photo finish, but it deserves our respect for a strong performance 😉
And finally, “Humorous take on news” took the bronze.
But this last category was a hot favorite with certain readers. So much so, that those readers enthusiastically voted for this every time they visited my blog 😉 Reiterating again and again how much they love this genre! I hear you guys, there will be more posts of this kind 😀
Meanwhile, I do have a request to make to all of you – if you find any whacky news report, can you send it to me so it gives me a story idea? Thanks!