Monday, August 11, 2008

History repeating itself

Bindra wins gold. We are, of course, very proud of him.
At the same time, India is about to lose to Sri Lanka. The cricinfo live commentary is filled with user inputs demanding the sacking of 3/4th team.

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Tomorrow, most of the editors will put these two things in perspective. In their editorials lamenting about the state of other sports in India. They will be happy with their clever observation, paradox etc. Readers will click their tongues, say Tchk Tchk or something to that effect. And agree in general about the whole thing over a cup of tea.

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Olympic gets over on Aug 24th. After the brief euphoria, declaration of land/cash prizes and motor-parade home; most will switch to Champions Trophy starting in September.

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Now replace Bindra by Seshan and Cricket by Corruption in above example. Continue the exercise. Draw conclusions. Comment and Lament. Feel as smug and as witty as the editors. Now you are free to forget and move on :).

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3 comments:

Sudhu said...

When Nothing lasts forever, savour the joyous moment in its pure ecstasy. It is moments like these that are motivational & inspirational. Let us not spoil it by thinking of what we might say tomorrow :).

Ajit said...

Yeah, kinda agree. It was a sad feeling when the NBC commentator said, "here come India, second largest country in the world in terms of population, second after China. But surprisingly the sporting infrastructure there is poor. Three medals in last three summer games, and fifteen ever".

Bindra's Gold, though a small first step, is very important!

Meghana Bhuskute said...

That's life, right? Move on...