Common Wealth Games – Another Disaster for India?

Sep 29, 2010

Security woes, incomplete infrastructure, dirty Games villages, overspending and corruption scandals... Even the Indians are finding all this hard to digest.







 Even in the wildest of imaginations, one can’t justify the amount of money flowing in to this event. Certainly the overspending; the incomplete, broken over brid

ges; dirty Games villages; and the number of corruption scandals made the CWG one the great disasters for India. Only Hamilton (India beat this Canadian city to host the 2010 game) and terrorists – who even after the non-stop action of decades failed to make considerable damage to India – can laugh at this moment. Will anything happen after CWG? I don’t think so, after all the games government may announce that the CWG 2010 was an extraordinary event and proof of India’s ability to conduct multi-national sporting events – All is well!!! It’s curious to know, how many are considering the next Olympics in India?


This post was originally published on Asthitva: An Identity in September 2010.