The difference between democracy and lack of it

KPN photo

Kings for a day? With the main Amba Vilas palace behind them, boys and girls, men and women, enjoy a free ride in a chariot dragged by “Abhimanyu” during a rehearsal for the Dasara procession in Mysore on Monday. Is it pointless to ask today if such a pleasure would have been theirs aeons ago?

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News