Is the sight of successful Indian billionaires and corporate leaders vying for major political offices a sign of things to come. More than ever in India’s history, India’s top business leaders are jumping into politics, making familiar promises that have historically gone unfulfilled. Can they deliver where others have failed? Can they overcome the entrenched systems and powers? Is it only a matter of time before they become disillusioned or corrupted? Is this a herald of things to come or simply a passing fad? BBC reports on the campaigns of Nandan Nilekani and V. Balakrishnan, former senior executives at Infosys Corporation.