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Don’t miss the corruption in our everyday life

Source: DNA INDIA
Corruption is not only the 2G scam that percolates into everyday Indian life. Cricket is an area where rottenness has set in. Eleven spoilt brats hog the limelight… and lose three out of five times.
The recent IPL auction was a shameful affair televised nationally: players being sold off as if they were pieces of meat - and most not finding buyers, while a few were bought for absurd prices. Cricket is also the destroyer of other sports: It monopolises the media and advertisement attention and, as result, India, an upcoming superpower, is ranked 145th in football, 232nd in basketball and is nowhere in the world. Compare this to China which, in less than 30 years, has come to dominate world sports. Take ads. In the West, sportspersons usually advertise for sports goods. Here, Dhoni, a hero to millions of youths, will not only endorse Coca-Cola, which is harmful to health, but even whisky (under the guise of soda). Is that not a form of corruption? Speaking of Bollywood, its …