This is my take on the IPL Kochi Controversy
Lalit Modi and Shashi Tharoor are merely the symptoms of a larger IPL malaise of obscene monies, corruption, nepotism, blatant bias and murky shareholdings that act as fronts and misuse of Political Power and Position to corner these holdings…. the nexus is strong between Politicians, Industrialists, Mafia, Journalists, Cricket Administrators, Bureaucrats etc
Tharoor may merely resign…. Modi will not….. do not expect either to be sacked…. India may be a Democracy… and we may have the arms of Executive, Legislature and Judiciary…. Independent and Exclusive on Paper…. but seriously compromised in reality….. so when you have bodies like BCCI playing all the three roles don’t expect them to sacrifice one of their own brethren !…. The King and ICC President in Waiting, Sharad Pawar has already made strong supporting noises for Modi
As for Journalists… many are merely foot soldiers for Political and Industry Leaders… check this M V Kamath’s recent Editorial column in Friday,April 16, 2010 edition of Afternnon Despatch & Courier … he speaks of how nothing has come out of DNA’s exposure of 70 odd journalists being questioned for Corruption… an echo of similar sentiment sounded out also in a March 2010 column in Hindustan Times by Rajdeep Sardesai
Our Judiciary, despite it appearing to be compromises at times, seems to be fighting a lone battle… if it wasn’t for them, Our ‘Qutb Minar’ too would have been sold off by now !
Our Youth are getting disillusioned when having been tutored on Idealism, they face the realities of the Nexus and of Severe Compromises
There are three paths for our Youth…. join the System…. Live with this System…. raise a voice against the System and Act to change it…. Sadly in this Political Party System, if one wants to make a difference and raise a voice and act to cleanse the system they cannot get elected to State and Central Legislative Bodies and make this difference as an Independent… they need to join one of the major political parties… the same parties who fail to realise that they serve the 1.2 billion Indians and that they are there because of us and not the other way around
Mera Bharat Mahaan !