There are some things which are 'pan-Indian' to use a much-used phrase.
Religion, movies, cricket are three things which come to mind immediately. There are other obsessions as well such as with marriage rituals or with caste or with babies.
IPL has transformed cricket into prime-time entertainment.
So, it was inevitable that the man behind it all — Lalit Modi — must have a cupboard full of skeletons. And now they are just beginning to tumble out. All the usual suspects are involved as well of course — I mean, p-o-l-i-t-i-c-i-a-n-s, of course. Politicians have a sure nose for anything which smells like easy money.
Oh well, nothing new. Indians have a lot of time on their hands to watch cricket and so a few smart people will make money.
On a different note though, I am wondering which is a better circus — cricket or the staged wrestlings of WWE, WWF, etc.
Well, I used to watch golf. So, I guess I should not complain about other folks 'wasting' time in watching cricket. And I also used to watch Formula One. And others might be crazy about baseball or basketball or soccer or football or whatever.
Well, I guess everyone can't be a Feynman or keep accumulating degrees like Mike Griffin.