On humble earth, God proposes, Gowda disposes

From television studios in Delhi to advertising agencies in Bombay—and the drawing rooms of Bangalore—unanimous conclusions are being reached over caviar and foie gras that Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda is the kaddi in the Karnataka kabab. But can the former prime minister be written off so easily, exit poll or no exit poll?

Photograph: via V.R. Chandar