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With the sun tucking itself beneath the six o’clock sky, voting machines across 41 of the 543 parliamentary constituencies received their final intimations. Chimes from theSandhya Aarti at the Kashi Vishwananth mandir mingled with the Azaan from the Alamgiri masjid in the warm and wearied air of Varanasi. The largest democratic exercise on earth has finally come to …