IPL becomes NRIPL

Today’s newspaper is screaming about the news that IPL matches have to be shifted to South Africa or England because the safety of Indian players in this Indian event is at risk.

What message does the Indian Government want to communicate by saying that it cannot guarantee the safely of Indian nationals (who are not involved in any controversy) on Indian Soils?

You might call me anti-P Chidambram, but it looks like home minister has lost his mind.
When the Sensex was falling, he emphasized on the confidence building positive talks to raise the sentiments. In fact he did it so much that many people started wondering if he truly understood the gravity of the situation.
Now when he is in Home Ministry and people of India are desperately looking for a reason why they should feel safe, he is denying us one. Why is the GoI chickening out? Why can’t it guarantee the safety of Indian Nationals? Has it lost its spine?


19 thoughts on “IPL becomes NRIPL

  1. @prax…
    what can one say… popularism in india is going unchecked… people don’t care how high deficit is…

    should the whole country come to a standstill just because some politicians r going crazy…

    :)) nice reference to TCS

    i guess prax answered your queries


  2. @Ravi,
    IPL cannot be postponed, because India has to play many other tournaments after IPL. If India is free after few months, then players of other countries may not be available. So, the situation is either have it at that time or do not have at all in this year.


  3. Ankur, To me he did good thing, based upon our intelligence and things that’s happening in our neighboring countries it is wise to not to have IPL during election time.


  4. I would like to ask just one question “What do you think Union Elections are important or IPL?”

    I am really sorry to see most of the responses which blame the government at the very first instance, but even fail to realise that the process of choosing the government will be at risk because of IPL.

    I would seriously like to know how many of the people who blame the government had voted in 2004 elections and how many plan to vote this time. I am sure the numbers will be miserable. We do not fulfill our basic fundemental duties and blame the rest of the world for conspiracy and ineffectiveness.

    @ Ankur,
    Is it that simple that life can go on as normal inspite of the threats? I guess even developed countries have not achieved it.


  5. Ishtiyaq
    Most people do vote
    but does their vote count? what is the literacy rate or the rate of poverty and unemployment in this country?
    How many people vote on basis of the manifestos of each party or on basis of the leader or party ideology and how many vote for saris free tvs rice electricity dole , loan waiver etc?
    And to think of it those people know that their vote or voice doesn’t count so why bother!! let the person who keeps me happy for atleast a day win !

    Congress makes promises, and is populist and populism only puts a blanket on reality, which shows itself at regular intervals
    Free electricity in maharashtra , rahul baba talks about nuclear power but did he realise it bears a high cost including spent fuel disposal!
    Reality most state e/c boards are bankrupt.. because noone pays for electricity. if poor dont pay why will the rich?
    Pay the meterman and get ur metre fixed and run 4 a/c 24 hrs a day!
    net net free electicity for all for 1/2 hr a day

    Farm loan waiver …means jump in farmer defaults!
    Most farmers are not paying back their loans ! expecting a package
    chk out the stats … who suffers ? Again everyone


  6. Dear Prax,

    It is really unfortunate that you think like this. And more unfortunate that many of our friends think similarly. You blamed a political party for all the wrong-doings. But, you are not ready to vote and make sure that party doesn’t come to power again. Make people aware of the wrongs, the party has done, campaign for the party which you think is right.. but I guess you are too busy or too lazy to do it.

    I have realized that complaining doesn’t change a thing. Citing excuses and giving reasons makes it only worse, because you just become a spectator in all this. I hope you realize soon enough, that it is about participation and choice. And I am not only talking about elections.

    I just remembered a quote which I like,
    “To try when there is little hope is to risk failure,
    Not to try at all is to guarantee it.”


  7. though my vote really doesn’t count
    i have regularly voted all my adult voting life
    and given my opinion to people who have asked
    but im against campaigning for a party or
    against ghetto voting or voting on basis of anothers opinion
    so dont go guessing or become a philosopher …
    because learning is a lifetime process


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