Isn't Democracy defined by fair Elections, the Rule of law, and the protection of Minorities? Elections are not fair since some minorities are forced at the gunpoint to vote. Rule of law is not for the high up, since no body in the high up been put in jails in 60 years of Corrupt India. Minorities (Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Dalits) are not safe. Just for the information of Americans: Indian President, Indian Upper House Members(Senators), Indian States Governors are NOT ELECTED, but APPOINTED. Any States legislatures can be dismissed (fired) and ruled directly by the Federal Government. Do you know that the present famous Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) was never elected, but was appointed by Congress party chief.