The outrage has simmered down, cricket has cast its usual mammoth shadow and there are burning, more important, social issues to deal with.
No wonder, there is simply no trace of the gloom that had descended on India after the world’s second most populous nation was kicked out of Olympic family earlier this month.
And no sign of a way out either.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was suspended primarily because of government interference in its controversial Dec. 5 election and the sports ministry’s zeal to make its presence felt in every National Sports Federation (NSF) actually weakens India’s bid to get the Olympic ban lifted.
Frustrated by the functioning of the heavily-politicised NSFs, many saw the Olympic suspension as a blessing in disguise.
“When medicine doesn’t work, what do you do? You go for surgery and we had reached that stage,” former shooter Moraad Ali Khan recently told Reuters.