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It is often a family consensus.

Seldom do members of an Indian household vote independently.

An elder in the home takes a shine to one political party or another and the youngsters just may follow suit.

On voting day large extended families, clad in their Sunday best, descend on voting booths. Each member has been primed to look for the right symbol. And a little 'bloc' votes.

rediff.com meets families all over India in the run-up to the election to find out how they plan to vote.

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