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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Equality in the akhada

Boy meets girl in wrestling ring, reports Mid Day. Sanjay Nirupam, the Shiv Sena politician, has organised a wrestling match in which Kausalya Wagh, a young lady who has a national sub-junior gold medal to her name, will take on a local wrestler by the mellifluous name of Babloo Yadav. Mid Day describes this encounter as “the main attraction” of the All India Wrestling Championship.

I love the way Nirupam described it. “Never before in the history of wrestling,” he said, “has this happened, and it will provide great entertainment for kushti fans. There will be no fixing.” Nice.
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