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April 11, 2011 (Monday) : Moral code and passion

Passion for cricket knew no boundaries. Poonam Pandey, a 20 year model of some standing had made pledge on her twitter account few days ago that she will go “All Nude” and strip in the dressing room of Team India or in front of the whole stadium if the Indian Cricket Team won ICC World Cup 2011 and if BCCI permits her to do so. Whether she did what she promised (as India had won ICC World Cup) is not known but she landed a role in daily TV soap opera. Indeed, it was a very smart thing to do if she could get the role without stripping herself.

Indian Premier League (IPL) comprising of ten teams had started three days ago but was largely overshadowed by agitation against corruption. Now the confrontation on Lok-Pal (Ombudsman) bill having been put off for the time being, The IPL is expected to pick up in days ahead. IPL is a costly venture comprising of more than 200 international players from almost all cricketing nations. It is comprised of 74 matches and 51 days of 20 - 20 overs cricket. Each of the ten teams is owned by big business entities of the likes of multi-billionaires Mukesh Ambani and Vijay Mallaya and film personalities of the likes of Shahrukh Khan, Preeti Zinta and Shilpa Shetty. It is indeed very costly affair running in hundreds of million dollars. Better business sense makes it imperative that attention is returned to where it should be i.e. money i.e. cricket.

Indian Premier League (IPL), however, outlined the regional imbalances prevailing in India. Only one of the teams is anchored in eastern cities. All others are distributed in other parts of the country where globalization had made visible economic changes. No wonder cricket follows trail of growth and so called modernization of Indian economy. This, however, does not matter so long it offers the spectators worth for their time. Cities not having their teams find their favorites teams as there can be any number of connecting themes that will bind them to one or other team. Since IPL is directly related to big money and glamour, spicy controversies and gossips are also in the making.

Previous IPL had its fair share of spicy stories and controversies. One of the controversies was about the cheerleaders – a new dimension on Indian sports arena introduced by IPL. Organizers had pushed ahead with the cheerleaders despite moralist brigades who had denounced the brazen display of vulgar provocation. To a common crowd though, they appeared to be just very athletic, charming and joyful. Some even suggested that moralists should rather denounce the brazen behavior of leering crowd instead. Some of the franchisee enforced change in the dressing code of cheerleaders, some replaced them with ethnic dresses and some had even gone ahead for desi (local) cheering by folk artists.

The perception of moral codes about sex is not very clear in India. TV channels freely hobnobbed with hot, sexy item girls doing Bollywood songs. The songs like “Munni badnam hui (Munni has been defamed)” or “Sheila Ki Jawani (Youth of Sheila)” were very explicit and provocative with artists paid in millions for lip-singing background voices. A few years ago, on the other hand, thousands of young girls known as bar girls doing the Bollywood numbers were forced to shut down in Mumbai on moral grounds. Many of these girls are now forced to sell their souls. Some of these girls have fled to other cities and even to very conservative environment of rustic north India. It is also perplexing to see that while artists are earning millions for the same deed for which thousands are deprived of their livelihood. The subject was debated a great deal and the accepted consensus was that an act in flesh was not same as an act on screen. For this reason, no political party dared to touch the issue and take up the task of rehabilitating bar girls in some acceptable role in the society.

Questions & Answers

are nano particles real
Missy Reply
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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