Glimpses of The Commonwealth Games 2010 Stadia… no spit, all polish!

Spanking new stadia await the excitement of some 7000 participants who have travelled to New Delhi from across 71 nations to display their athletic prowess. World audience, and athletes... just a few more hours to go! The (anticipated) extravaganza of the Opening Ceremony this evening should set the tone for the next 11 days. I was … Continue reading Glimpses of The Commonwealth Games 2010 Stadia… no spit, all polish!

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What in god’s name at destination Games… is all this monkey business?

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?

Urban Indians’ bombastic attitude… nothing but talk!

"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!