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An Indian making the most of life in sports-crazed Melbourne

Far Pavilions

Pop and Pope

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

In Australia, the most popular religion is the religion of Sport. Then again, there is only that much worshipping you can do of sportsmen and women. So the news that Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer , is now keeping Australia's newspapers and TV channels breathless. One certainly wishes Kylie a speedy recovery from the dreaded ailment. However, nine stories on the pop diva in today's local Herald Sun seems a bit over the top. As a colleague pointed out, even the present pope and his predecessor didn't make as much news in the last month.

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