India's exit from WC is actually a boon!

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  1. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    There's a brighter side to India's exit from the World Cup. Something
    that can cheer up disappointed fans and angry advertisers. Sri Lanka has
    done a great favour to Indian economy by ousting the cricket team from
    the World Cup. There are about 80 million cable and satellite viewing
    homes in India.According to TAM ratings, the average viewership of all
    World Cup matches held till now stands at about 3%, with India vs
    Bangladesh touching a high of 7.25%. To reach the finals, India would
    have played at least seven more matches.
    Considering a TV Rating of 7.25%, at least 5.8 million people would have
    watched the match. This would have resulted in a productivity loss of
    371.2 million man hours (5.8 million x 8 hours x 8 matches), apart from
    stress faced by mothers during exams.About 3% of 81 million TV viewers
    (2.4 million) were ardent cricket fans and would have sat through all
    eight hours in the remaining 28 matches. Thus overall, Indian team's
    ouster would result in a productivity gain of 481 million man hours of
    work (28x2.4x8 man hours), if put to use.
    The Sri Lankans have given a boost to the Indian economy by saving
    54,902 man years of work (one year = 8,761 hours). Indians can build
    seven phases of the Golden Quadrilateral connecting Delhi, Mumbai,
    Kolkata and Chennai spread over 5,846 kilometres all over again, with
    this time saved.A daily wage skilled labourer in Delhi earns Rs 17 per
    hour. If put to productive use, the 481 million man hours can produce Rs
    817 crore of GDP, which is 63% more than BCCI's annual revenues of Rs
    500 crore, last year. It's 401% more than the Rs 163 crore losses,
    corporate India has predicted to incur due India's ouster.The state
    electricity boards are also thanking Sri Lanka for the great favour. A
    TV consumes 45 watts per hour. Assuming a viewer will now switch off his
    TV by 12 midnight, it will save Rs 135 watts at least per viewer (not
    considering the electricity consumed by other appliances running

    This will save the electricity boards 324 million watts of electricity (
    3.24 lakh kilowatts) in just 28 days. According to estimates, SEB losses
    in India will touch Rs 1 lakh crore by 2008.

    If disappointed viewers completely switch off their TVs for eight hours,
    it will save the government at least 8,64,000 kilowatts, along with many
    more lives — at least three Indian citizens have been reported to die
    due to cardiac arrest or suicide after India's defeat at the hands of
    Sri Lanka.
  2. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    too long, didn't read.
  3. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    Enough said, it doesnt necessarily save all of this, these are very optimistic estimates, i'm sure people will find something else to watch on TV. We're jobless like that.
  4. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    Yes, now the non-productivity will continue without an excuse.

    Psssshhh, they should tell people to switch on their brains first.
  5. zicky5608

    zicky5608 Power Shortage

    That's ma signature line dude :cool:

    No, I did read this time. I agree with distu, nothn else to be said.
  6. shak

    shak Harrr!

    sour grapes* .....

    *i am wearing flame-retardant dress ..
  7. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    I just came to know that it was an article in Economic times. I donno how far its authentic (I mean the article in ET as well as the statistics) .. but its crap anyway :)
  8. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    When did this happen?
  9. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    ^ Tomorrow I think. :think:

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