Mumbai: Friday night the third season of IPL cricket launched with great anticipation and much fanfare, as the Deccan Chargers competed against the Kolkata Knight Riders. This was the place to be in India on Friday night. Lionel Richie was even on hand for the pre-game entertainment. Cricket unites pluralistic India in ways which language, religion, and politics do not. After the game headed to the airport for a 4am flight back to Hong Kong. Charming.