38 Gold…

Yep, DGP Gold is hovering under $38 today, a steep stock-price plunge  of almost 6% since yesterday. For the past 5 days or so, it hovered at all time highs of over $40. Five days ago, at final count, India had bagged an all-time high number of gold medals at the CWG 2010 in Delhi … Continue reading 38 Gold…

Eat, Play, Love… watch The Games begin!

October is here. The dawn of 2nd October, reminds me of  Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary (141st) ... reminding me also that it's time for reconciliation and rapprochement. I, for one, have critiqued India aplenty this past week, but now with just a day to go, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games … Continue reading Eat, Play, Love… watch The Games begin!

Apni Dilli, Unke Khel… Our Delhi, Their Games… a musical satire!

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!

Where’s the charmer? Sneaking snake… at The Games Village!

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!

Commonplace… money talks, after all… so what if it’s the Commonwealth Games?

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?