Friday, May 24, 2013


The media-TV channels and the newspapers are all working overtime to bring in the latest news to their viewers and readers on the recent IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. Many heads have started rolling and it appears imminent after the arrest of Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of N. Srinivasan- owner of India Cements and President of BCCI, that time has come for him to call it quits. The high-profile Srinivasan literally cooked his own goose by the high-handed manner in which he ran BCCI like his personal fiefdom. That he was allowed to continue in this manner while running the richest sports body in India and perhaps the world, speaks volumes about how in India one can literally get away with murder. Unaffected by the demand for his resignation, he brazenly continues to dig in and hoist falsehoods on the people in general by claiming that Gurunath is neither the owner nor the CEO of CSK and that the real owners are the shareholders of India Cements.

Today's "The Hindu" in the same page carried the news of another Srinivasan- Srikanth "Sri" Srinivasan getting the nod from the US Senate for his appointment as a Judge for the US Court of Appeals in the Columbia circuit. His approval by US senators was unanimous and something that every Indian can be justifiably proud of. The Chandigarh born Srinivasan is 46 and has studied at Stanford and Harvard.

A great irony indeed. One Srinivasan rising to great heights and the other Srinivasan plunging to lowest depths.