[Reader-list] Holi Bakshish

A.K. Malik akmalik45 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 1 18:10:05 IST 2010

Dear Mr Jeebesh,
                This is because they get pat on their backs when they give Bakshish but it would not have created any news for them if they had given one crore at the start of the match. Everyone wants publicity especially on wins.You have seen the same cricket team being cursed when they are defeated and get showers of praises and lot of Bakshish termed prizes for them when they win.

--- On Mon, 3/1/10, Jeebesh <jeebesh at sarai.net> wrote:

> From: Jeebesh <jeebesh at sarai.net>
> Subject: [Reader-list] Holi Bakshish
> To: "Sarai Reader-list" <reader-list at sarai.net>
> Date: Monday, March 1, 2010, 2:43 PM
> Suresh Kalmadi on TV phone talk with
> an news anchor after the opening  
> world cup hockey match win of the Indian team, said that he
> is happy  
> and will give a "bakshish" of 1 lakh rupees to each
> player.
> This reveals why the hockey team earlier had to go on a
> strike to  
> argue for stable salaries. They asked for a stable payment
> of 1 crore  
> for the full team for salaries. But Mr. Management could
> not  
> understand it, TV channels could not understand it!!
> The sports managements here only understand wins and then
> bakshish.  
> Nothing else.
> For commonwealth games this same management is handling a
> few thousand  
> crores.
> Amazing.
> Happy Holi.
> Jeebesh
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