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Saturday, December 17, 2005

The core competence of the Indian Left

The Telegraph reports:
There is a familiar gleam in the eyes of Bengal’s politicians. Sourav Ganguly’s ouster from the Indian team has given them an excuse to do what they do best: shut down the state.
Heh. And I can't believe they discussed this in parliament. What guys.

Update: Some chaps have gone on a hunger strike demanding that Ganguly be reinstated in the Indian side. I suppose you could call it Gandhian.

Update 2: Nanda Kishore informs me of a precedent to this. Apparently, Ajit Agarkar's exclusion from an an earlier series had "caused a furore even in the Maharashtra Assembly." Such fun.
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