Hanuman (No - not human - this is no typo...), an incarnation of Shiva, destroyer of evil, rescued Sita from the clutches of demonic Ravana of Sri Lanka, in the epic story, Ramayana... Indian women are often expected to follow her example - the epitome of virtues, the ideal woman! So, what does this monkey have … Continue reading What in god’s name at destination Games… is all this monkey business?
Delhiites, and non-Delhiites, Indians and Indians abroad, sports fans and even those with merely a faint interest in sports, are all pretty much disgusted by the way The Games have turned out... nothing but scummy flotsam... yuck! Diatribe about the Commonwealth Games is all over the virtual world as well. Here's asurband's music video on … Continue reading Apni Dilli, Unke Khel… Our Delhi, Their Games… a musical satire!
What next! In India, infamously known during The Raj, as a land of snakes, snake-charmers and elephants, lurking in the Games Village, today, was a live snake... just around the South African athletes' camp! It's unlikely that they brought the reptile from their home country! Life-threatening? No, this is no laughing matter, with just a … Continue reading Where’s the charmer? Sneaking snake… at The Games Village!
Now, wait, I'm not referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's rants about the Commonwealth. This is about India's money power! Her trading partners - Australia and Canada, and the erstwhile mighty Britain too are heading to India, after all the brouhaha over the past few days. Compromised or not, The Times of India's screaming headline, "India's … Continue reading Commonplace… money talks, after all… so what if it’s the Commonwealth Games?
"Words are cheap... " is oft stated, and more so, it seems, by India and Indians. Charlie Chaplin went on to say " ... the biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'." Indeed, the Commonwealth Games 2010 may well turn out to be the proverbial 'white elephant', at least for India; to say the least, I'm … Continue reading Urban Indians’ bombastic attitude… nothing but talk!