Poll fever is brewing in the Akademi, with current chief G.C. Narang's term almost up. His opponents are bracing for yet another do-or-die battle for the Akademi's purse-strings. Their fear: Narang may opt for a second term. But they're better prepared this time. Narang will likely face either Bengal's Sunil Gangopadhyay or Kerala's M.T. Vasudevan Nair were he to decide to bend the rules and contest again.