India's Two Big Leagues

India is currently consumed by its two great passions: cricket and elections
By Dinesh Wagle
This article first appeared in the Op-Ed page of today’s Kathmandu Post. Here is the PDF version of the page.

This is a season of fierce competition in India. The two great Indian games are going on and, if the television viewership rating reports are anything to go by, both of them are trying hard to hold the whole of India firmly in their grips. The competitions that share the same acronym IPLs — Indian Premier League (of cricket) and the Indian Parliamentary League (of national elections) — are full of maverick teams and charismatic players who are, like the leagues themselves, playing against each other with full vigour and energy. Continue reading India's Two Big Leagues