India's Mission to Mars: What do ordinary people think?
India is counting down ahead of Tuesday's expected launch of an unmanned spacecraft on a nine-month journey to Mars.
The mission will put a satellite into the planet's orbit and carry out scientific research.
It is being hailed as a huge step for India in the area of science and technology - so far, only attempts by the US, Russia and Europe have been successful in reaching the red planet.
The project will cost more than $70m - money that some say would have been better spent elsewhere.
Sanjoy Majumder asked people on the streets of Delhi what they thought of the mission.
05 Nov 2013
- From the section India