Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Potpourri...of Rain, IPL and Politics

And the driving season embarks with full ardor…..while the little showers of rain in Bangalore makes the drive even more pleasant, the entire nation is getting driven by IPL and Political commotion….yes all over again !!!

It creates a sense of déjà vu, when you read and hear about the hoopla created around the IPL matches. The recent decision to host the IPL matches in England/South Africa has driven the entire country into frenzy of disappointments. The Indian fans back home would definitely miss the cloak of heat and the excitement which this season is known to drape the entire nation in…not to forget the big bucks pocketed by franchisee and sponsors. All the big drama with tears and emotions would take a miss to a larger extend, this time. Right from the cricket icons to the layman, everybody has expressed the burning desire to let India host this mega event…after all it’s an Indian Premier League or do I hear Inthe Political Loggerhead….

Any issue which could churn the sentiments of public at large becomes the cynosure of Indian political arena and what better than cricket, which is most widely accepted religion in our country! Nothing else binds us Indians together, as much as cricket , which gets the unanimous vote of people across the length and breadth of the country…and our political big-wigs know how best to milk the situation. It’s become a tug-of-war between the Hierarchical Legacy party and the Sycophant Hindutva belching party. This issue is also spinning huge money for media which is busy airing the so called big-debates involving the who’s who of the two parties and mustering all the TRP ratings. So who is complaining? Everyone seems to be basking in the glory (read hue and cry) of IPL hosting. The only sect which remains non-benefited is the common man who can just follow the policy of wait and watch and keep nurturing her/his love for the game, while the world around capitalizes on the pain point itself.

On one hand where IPL is thronging the popularity chart, on the other hand the hatred speech by the latest young face of one of the two big parties of our country is also raking moolah for the media. A quick read through the speech reveals that it’s not a battle for campaigning but a ground for belching hatred and wrath which has been developing within the same dynasty for decades. Mud slinging has become order of the day for Indian politics, but such vendetta should definitely be kept in check by the Election Commission with stringent penalty. I wonder if these people with crowd moving potentials ever think of the impact that their speeches and promises have on the young minds. Maybe not!

With IPL and politics hanging heavy on my head I desperately need something refreshing, some thing which would not make me think and turn bitter….and what better than the cool and soothing drizzly sprinkling rain of Bangalore. So while I soak myself in this magic of nature, you keep watching this space for some more fun and some more gyaan :-)


  1. good. That was a good one. Really liked it. Nice to see a combination of two topics yet maintained in one topic good one mate!

  2. hey nice job...these r (and i guess will be) the evergreen topics from an Indian perspective..Cricket and Politics..and their intermingling is nothing new :-)
    The added touch of nature made the read even better..
    it is overall very well written..

  3. @ Kaly,

    Thanks dude....these topics r so much intertwined now-a-days, that it wud take humongous effort to write solely abt one :)

  4. @ Vipul,

    Thank u sirji :)

    This was an effort from rusted brain after ages...hopefully it wudnt rust anymore !

    Enjoy Reading..

  5. @attitude . Well i aint a good writer as you. You are good at it. I write my travel experiences and stuff and some other issues. I aint that brainy to join two topics :-). I havent been touch with current happenings as i dont have telly or newspaper where i work. Kind of a deep forest in jharkhand. But i ve got inspired again to write :-)

  6. @Kaly,

    We are all novice wen it comes to writing, but write wat u luv n it sure wud be better than some forceful writing on happening topic..glad that u r all charged up again..kudos!

  7. ya. I kind of have a nice job where i get to travel a good bit of india. See the real world of deep bihar, jharkhand, maharastra,mp and soon other states too. I get a chance to be on flights to general compartments! To authentic officer to corrupted offices. I talk, i manage sometimes get threats at work sites. Which many ppl dont even think in their dreams! Well by the way gotta say this to you. Your language is way to posh :-) , mine is generally put in simple words ;-)

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  9. Hey dear really great job done. It was pleasure reading it. This is really epitome by the Prodigy. You've brought together the much hyped antagonism of Politics vis-s-vis Cricket. Now the onus has come to the common man itself.

    Comprehensively a vivacious note, i wud rather say must read note. Keep posting...All the best :-)

  10. @ Shashi,

    Thank u sir...indeed one of the fav topic of our countrymen!

    Hope u continue to enjoy reading :)

  11. Time well spent on the net for a change apart from following Times of India and Criclive.com. Matches up to NGC though....jst kidding.

  12. @ Chandan,

    ToI was not entertaining enuff, so thought i wud give readers sumthing more lighter n spicier to read thru ;)