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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.


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...

ah, it's just a matter of perspective.

all that for the cheerleaders?

there you go. thanks.

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

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...

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

4/30/2008 3:45 PM  

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