Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Quick, what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "shochaley"? If you answered "Vidya Balan", pat yourself on the back and stand in the line over there for your lollipop. I understand the importance of proper plumbing, the need for celebrities to lend their time to worthwhile causes, and so on, but if somebody told me that roping her in for this ad was a plot concocted by her rivals to damage her brand ("Jahan shochaley, vahan Vidya Balan"), I'll probably nod my head in thoughtful agreement.

Does anybody believe that spot-fixing in the IPL begins and ends with the three Rajasthan Royals players, and nobody else from the other franchises (the word 'franchise' itself reeks of the money-grubbing ethos of the whole thing) is involved? Please return the lollipop if you do. The convenient death of the person responsible for the tapping of the phones? Just a coincidence, please move along.

Must-read article about Ranbaxy.