With voting coming to an end in the world's biggest democratic election, three generations of Indians recall when they cast their first votes.
Jasjit Singh remembers Jawaharlal Nehru - Rajni Garg remembers Indira and Rajiv Gandhi - while Pattie Gonsalves and Aryaman Bhatnagar are first-time voters.
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Slideshow by Moska Najib and Paul Kerley. Publication 15 May 2009.
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