So finally the News is out, IPL early in its career is getting outsourced. Moreover its reversing the general trend of outsourcing, this time from East to West. Although the first edition itself had elements of outsourcing like Cheerleaders, but this time its big, really big in scale. The stadiums, audience, security etc are all getting outsourced.
The event also reversed another trend, it was rather govt. which forced this outsourcing. Theres no hue and cry made by govt., just imagine the job losses this outsourcing will incur. Looks like this is small pay back of what India has got all these years from outsourcing. Just imagine the losses Sony ads are making. Where will it get the billion people, to sneeze at a time, when SA/English population is just in some millions. Imagine the loss NDTV Imagine must have had, when the DADA’s selected cheerleaders won’t be able to board the flight to SA/England, because of recession effect.
But said all, this is nothing in front of security of people. Life is more dearer than Cricket and thats true above all. But i have another view on this topic as well.News channel are projecting this as Victory of Elections over Cricket. My foot. This was never about Elections vs. Cricket. It was about a fun loving Nation vs. Brainwashed Terrorists. And it looks like Terrorism had done a Chequemate. This incident would be a moral booster for these goons, it clearly shows their ability to hold a nation of fun loving Nation at Ransom. It projects the government in ability to provide security to people in small event as these. Are we suppose to put all celebrations to stand still, because somebody is theatning us. It sends wrong signal to whole world that, govt of India itself recognises the threat within the country & our inability to provide security.
Many critics, will agrue that Elections are more important than Cricket. Many will argue that its hue and cry on behalf of Money rich cricket organisation in country. I also agree, this is clearly a business model and money churning machine, but truth is People see it, may be love it. It is just another source of entertainment which people want. And to deny this source of entertainment, with reason of Security, shows our failure as a nation.
What i conclude from this incident is whenever elections are held, we are not supposed to celebrate anything or get entertained. If any festival falls within election dates, we are supposed to sacrifice our gods, people are not suppose to come out in numbers to celebrate something. I thought its a democratic country and all have right to celebrate anything, without any fear. But this incident shows just a reverse thing. We are suppose to supress our Fun seeking cells, because we have been asked by some anti social elements (yah thats a very mild word for them).
There was clearly a way out, but but but….we BOWED to TERRORISM.