Theme: Society

Betting

Another corruption has come to light!
It is sports now.
I am not surprised.
IPL has taken Indian sports to ludicrous heights.
Hundreds and hundreds of crores
are at stake.
All due to people's gullibilities.
And the smart people making money out of it.
It is business, stupid!
Observe propensity,
create propensity,
and sell.
That is business acumen.

Some shopkeeper taught me in my youth,
there is nothing exciting in selling.
It is an idea that sells!

So there is nothing wrong in IPL.
It is selling.
Not once in a year.
Do it twice.
Sell more.
When so much money is involved,
so much of excitement,
how can you stop betting?
Venerated Yudhishthira betted.
Everything.
Kingdom, brothers, wife,
everything!

You cannot stop betting.
It is in the heart of the people.
Even good people bet.
If not overtly, covertly,
in the heart, quietly!
Shakunis play spoilsport.
Can the society ever get rid of Shakunis?
Some people are going great length
demanding punishment.
But can we change people's mind and heart?
Betting propensity?
I doubt.

17-May-2013

More By  :  Sharbaaniranjan Kundu

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