Though a fan of Periyar, I never thought the day would come when a Guardian columnist would invoke Periyar in a cricket article.
The value attached to whiteness is a sickness in south Asian society, which badly needs the antidote of a "black is beautiful" movement. There are precedents in the lower caste insurgencies associated with Periyar (founder of Dravidian movement in south India) and Ambedkar (the Dalit, ie "untouchable" liberator).
And another favorite line from this fiasco - this time from Timblair.net
you nation of dinner ruining telemarketers with engineering degrees.