Hundreds of millions of people from some of the most remote and densely population areas on Earth took part in the vote.
India's government was commended for saving lives with its evacuation plan. Now people expect it to help rebuild them.
Workers earn more money at home and have their home comforts, say men who have returned from the Gulf.
After previous optimism, the economy is now sick, people are wary, and politics seems unable to inspire the masses.
Hospitals and medical facilities in the Indian city are too overburdened and often have to turn away patients.