I had planned to ignore this story in my blog. The whole Commonwealth Games saga. But when what I was half expecting came up, I couldn’t control myself. What was I expecting? For one of the Indian officials screaming racism or something along those lines. And guess what? They didn’t disappoint: Criticism a Western conspiracy, according to Kalmadi.
Is he for real?
A western conspiracy? Why? Because people dared to criticise the standards? Because people dared to complain about the state of the toilets and the beds and the infrastructure? Because people dared to complain about the fact that stray dogs and snakes and monkeys were living in the games’ village?
And all they can say is that western standards of hygiene are not the same as Indian standards?? For fucks sake! My place back in India was nowhere near as disgusting as the so-called Indian standards. And neither were the places of people I knew.I’m even willing to bet they don’t live that way in most slums. [Agreed, I might be stretching it a bit] But I guess all I’m trying to say is this isn’t an argument. It just highlights India in a very, very negative light.
Trust this to happen. It’s typical of Indian officials. To shirk any form of responsibility when things get tough. To cut corners [Especially as it doesn’t involve cricket]. To blame everyone else on the planet. Scream racism or bloody murder as and when it suits them. The Commonwealth Games occurs once in four years. The officials were aware of this a long time ago. So why slack when setting it all up? Why cut corners and use cheap infrastructure? And then blame everyone else when people complain? When people pull out?
Honestly, they remind me of some of my clients. My spoilt clients. The kids that will blame every one else for their behaviour but will never ever take responsibility. Because they never face any consequences. Just like in India. It’s a shameful state of affairs.
As I had said once before, I think any terrorists who were contemplating attacks are now just sitting back and relaxing as the officials are doing a great job in destroying the games single-handedly.
Until next time,