For rural India, life goes on

“I’m more IPL savvy. And I’m reading the sports sections more now. My interest in cricket will take time.”

Preity Zinta, co-owner of the Mohali IPL franchise, in an interview with Times of India, 22.2.08

As MS Dhoni rolls in his $1.5 million, Ricky Ponting sulks over his $400,000 and Loots Bosman counts his loot ($150,000), spare of thought for the millions of Indians who survive on Rs.12 per day.

That’s 30 cents per day. Over the 44 days of the 2008 Indian Premier League that is less than 1-100,000th of Dhoni’s worth.

NDTV ran the following report last week:

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