Posts Tagged ‘India’

“FANS” BOMB CRICKET STADIUM

April 17, 2010

Now, THOSE are tough fans!

Somebody set off a pair of explosive devices at a cricket stadium in Bangalore, India Saturday injuring 18 people. The bombs were detonated 15 minutes before a match between the Bangalore Royal Challengers and the Mumbai Indians.

86-YEAR-OLD POLITICIAN FROM INDIA TAPED IN BED WITH THREE WOMEN

December 26, 2009

GOV. ND TIWARI

An 86-year-old governor in India resigned Saturday. The resignation comes one day after a television station broadcast a tape showing ND Tiwari in bed with three women who were alleged to be prostitutes.

THE TIMES OF LONDON REFERS TO PITCHERS FROM INDIA AS “SPEARCHUCKERS”

December 27, 2008

rinku-singh

RINKU SINGH: REFERRED TO BY RACIST SLUR

The newspaper The Times of London made an incredibly unfortunate choice of words in its Saturday online edition. The paper actually referred to two pitchers that come from India as “spearchuckers.”

We had written about the travails of pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel on this very blog over a month ago. The two won professional baseball contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates after appearing on a reality tv show in India.

The exact headline used by The Times of London was, “Pittsburgh Pirates snap up Indian spearchuckers.” As of mid-Saturday morning British time the headline remained unchanged. You don’t exactly have to go to the Urban Dictionary to find the term used by The Times as offensive. The dictionary lists the definition of “spear chucker” as an “offensive” and “slang” term that refers to black people.