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Monday, April 21, 2008

Indian premier bedfellows

Cricket in India was always run by politicians.
And politicians always had a nexus with the business world.
And the movie industry always had underworld connections.

But now cricket has also become a business.
And businessmen and movie stars own cricket teams.
Four pillars of Indian society have come together.

All that's left is for organized religion to rear its ugly head.

8 Comments:

Blogger rahul said...

not exactly pillars but termites eating the foundation of our nation!!!

4/21/2008 10:08 PM  
Blogger km said...

All that's left is for organized religion to rear its ugly head.

You say like it'd be a bad thing.

I'd pay top dollars to watch the Amritsar Nanaks play the Bangalore Brahmins or the Muzaffarnagar Mullahs take on the Cochin Jews.

//And Parsi cheerleaders, of course.

4/21/2008 11:44 PM  
Blogger MockTurtle said...

I see a few ugly heads.

4/22/2008 12:12 AM  
Blogger Salil said...

Actually, wouldn't that just be going full circle, given that grassroots cricket in Bombay at least developed from the Pentangular - for the most part a tournament organized by religion? (Sorry prof, but someone had to say it.)

4/22/2008 7:54 AM  
Blogger Space Bar said...

There's an antidote.

4/22/2008 2:28 PM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

rahul:
ah, it's just a matter of perspective.

km:
all that for the cheerleaders?

mt:
there you go. thanks.

salil:
i know - i realized it after i posted :-)

sb:
heck yeah -- i hadn't mentioned how utterly *stupid* the team names are.

4/23/2008 6:20 AM  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

And, it's pretty tough to tell one pillar from the other, eh? ;-)

4/25/2008 1:18 AM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

ghost:
ya, well, when they're all made of sand :-)

4/30/2008 3:45 PM  

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