IPL 2013 : A cricket carnival derailed by manic media !
May 21, 2013 by dr s venkatesan
April-May is carnival time in India . . . cricket carnival. In IPL . . . Indian premier league , eight teams will fight for the cup . IPL 2013 became a smashing hit , until last week when three players were arrested for spot fixing in an over . And for the past 10 days the entire Indian media has gone into manic reaction over it !
Still , the sport was wonderful , the skills shown were extraordinary , and what happened was an aberration just like in any other aspect of life . IPL is perfect mix of sports , business , commerce and some sleaze . Actually in a successful business model , one should actually be surprised if corrupt practices does not occur !
The game of cricket can never be killed by money ! The way the issue was handled by the media and the reactions and public debates for me looks irrelevant . Is it justified ?
We the people and media has much much important things to do in India !
Fixing a Fix . . .
Politicians fix voters by giving money !
CBI is fixed by Government for money !
Media fixes news for money !
Students of the noble profession are desperate to fix examiners with money !
Finance ministry’s annual budget is fixed by business tycoons !
Private medical colleges fix entrance exams after getting money !
Super powers fix terrorists selectively for money for self benefits !
Drug companies fix doctors with money !
Doctors fix labs by getting money !
Anxious parents try to fix marks of their children for money !
Government fixes tender for money !
Some Judges fix verdicts after getting money !
Live kidney donors are fixed by criminal cartels for money !
Advocates fix false evidence with money !
Police fix innocents as criminals after getting money !
Thousands of marriages are fixed with money after hiding illicit relations !
Huge bank loans are fixed based on false affidavits and promises !
TV reality shows are fixed with mad money !
Even pilgrims fix Darshan time by paying huge money !
And finally . . . One cricketer bowled one of the balls . . .wide . . . . in one of the over after getting money !
The whole world erupted !
Can there be any justification for justifying wrong things in life ?
If life is a fight between good and evil , I thought it is absolutely absurd to justify it until recently . . . but a great epic of India , Bhagawad Gita which is considered as the ultimate guideline for living ,differs (Or is it my perception !)
The summary of the epic goes something like this
- Whatever happened has been good.
- Whatever happens is good
- Whatever will happen is also good.
Bhagavad Gita has one more sermon to confuse us ( me ) completely !
“Do your duty , do not expect any returns and do not watch injustice silently , protest and fight it with your full potential” !
I welcome the experts of the Bhagawatham to clarify me on this issue !