Not compared, anyway, to the controversial love affair between Indian tennis starlet Shania Mirza and cricketer Shoaib Malik, recently banned from the Pakistan national team. The Guardian’s Dileep Premachandran explains :

Malik apparently married another Hyderabadi girl over the telephone “ there is such a thing as too much technology in our lives “ and is now engaged in divorce proceedings on the one front while preparing for a 15 April wedding on the other.

India’s TV channels, who find new and innovative methods to entertain us, have milked the controversy to the max. One channel even had a correspondent analysing Sania’s facial expressions as she and Malik held a press conference outside her house a couple of days ago. If it wasn’t so pathetic, it would have been funny.