Saturday, March 13, 2010

India Passion League

For two months now, the biggest film industry in the world will not release any big-budget movie, the biggest soap-operas followed religiously in millions of middle-class households will run only re-runs during the prime time, productivity in offices, grades in schools and friction between government and opposition will reduce drastically; for two months now, nobody will count the number of tigers left in the wild, the number of fake godmen arrested in sex rackets, the number of jawans killed on the border; for two months now, this biggest democracy, number 134 on the UNDP Human Development Index and second most populous country on planet earth will live eat talk walk a sport that generates a collective euphoric amnesia like no other sport has ever done in the history of sport.

The IPL has just begun.

4 comments:

Sudeep Bhaumick said...

as a friend of mine has said on a number of similar occasions...

"look what we are settling for..."

Jyo Had3s said...

So true... all i see in the papers is IPL stuff... no heed to major news stories...

Nadhiya said...

No comments :D :D

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

I really wish the IPL does not affect the film industry because there are people who like to watch movies and why should they suffer just because of the IPL?

Of course, releasing the movies is a risk for the producers and distributors but it would be so much healthier if IPL didn't choke our social choices so much.

dreamt before

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