Commonwealth Games : The ‘Operation Salvage’ has begun… Now, let the Games Begin !


The hullabaloo over the Commonwealth Games (CWG) mess just refuses to die down. Every new day comes with a varied set of allegations and finger pointing incidents – be it collapse of a foot – over bridge outside Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium , filthy and uninhabitable conditions at the 32 towers of the Games Village, the falling ceilings, the bed collapsing incidents or a 4-feet long cobra which was found inside the R K Khanna Tennis Stadium.


The residential blocks at the Games Village have been marked by filthy conditions such as stagnant pools of water, human faeces, unused masonry and discarded bricks that litter the unfinished gardens.

While CGOC chairman Suresh Kalmadi accepts the blame for the mess sorrounding the CWG, he also points out the finger towards government agencies for not delivering the infrastructure on time for the finishing work to be done. Thus, there is no end game to this blame game !

The first batch of international athletes have already started arriving for the Commonwealth Games with the event just a week away. Most of them might well be aware about the murkier game revolving around the Games Village and now could get a look at it themselves – hopefully, with an improved proposition.

Fortunately, all the 71 nations will be present and participating (though with some minor delays) in the games showing their sense of optimism, enthusiasm and commitment for the commonwealth event which has earned a label of ‘Friendly Games’.

The time for critical appraisal of the facilities at the Games venues has passed down. The timely attention of the media in enlightening the short-comings of the event organisation has zeroed in the responsible officials to execute their duties on the war-front since a while now.

However, there should an end-game to this ‘tu tu, mai mai’ and even media should play a loyal role in promoting the same, even as the finishing touches are still being employed with great sense of urgency.

Let the focus roll onto athletes and the skills thriving out there. Today, there are more Indian atheletes at the top of their game now then probably ever before from various field of sports – be it wrestling champion Sushil Kumar, M C Mary Kom who won her fifth consecutive boxing world title recently, Shooting specialist Tejaswini Sawant and Abhinav Bindra, Tennis players Rohan Bopanna and , upcoming swimmer Virdhawal Khade or even aspiring Badminton player Saina Nehwal, just to name a few.

CGF president Mike Fennell has expressed satisfaction with the recent progress and developments at the Games Village with significant resource deployment by the authorities to make good what was a concerning situation. Around 100 stray dogs have been ousted by the civic authorities in coordination with the NGOs.

Finally, the correct thinking is sinking in – Better late, then never! Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has already stepped in and is taking keen interest in remaining updated with the latest developments about the work-in-progress. This top-level intervention will likely speeden-up the pace of finishing touches for the games.

Well, the sun is finally beginning to shine on Delhi and CWG Games… So, let the countdown begin!

  1. Satish Chandra says

    India’s nigger-slave media people have to stop reporting on the White Master and his servants and start reporting on the greatest living Indian. I am India’s expert in strategic defence and the father of India’s strategic program, including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. I have shown in my blog titled ‘Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.’, which can be found by a Yahoo search with the title (and, if necessary, clicking on cache then clicking on title in blog archive),

    How the C.I.A. Killed Bhabha and Shastri:
    about how Robert Crowley, former Assistant Deputy Director of Clandestine Operations of the CIA, gave documents of his own top secret operations to his friend, historian Gregory Douglas and described in detail how the C.I.A. has done “business” with Russian intelligence agencies for many decades, how the C.I.A. directly arranged the plane crash which killed Homi Bhabha but relied on Russian intelligence agencies, with which it did “business”, to assassinate Shastri who had given a go ahead for an Indian nuclear weapons program. The Russian intelligence agencies — large parts of which were brought on the C.I.A.’s payroll — brought down the Soviet Union. After a letter of mine in Indian Express in the early nineties which appeared under the editor’s heading “Grab This Opportunity” regarding a Russian proposal to form a Russia-China-India alliance, P. V. Narasimha Rao sent the head of India’s submarine-launched ballistic missile program to Russia to get help, where he died as Shastri did. When, in a letter to the press, I pointed out that this was the “help” the Russians had provided, the Russians hastily withdrew a delegation that was visiting India.

    After British rule, India has been under C.I.A. rule. I have shown in my blog that all terrorism and insurgencies in the Indian subcontinent and in much of the rest of the world is sponsored by the C.I.A. Both Pakistan’s ISI and India’s RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) function as branches of the C.I.A. and participate in terrorism and insurgencies throughout the Subcontinent, under direction of the C.I.A. Yes, the ISI secretly supports the Taliban but it does so under direction from the C.I.A. whose modus operandi is support for ALL sides of a conflict to control the course of the conflict in service of its own goals. The goal of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and partial occupation of Pakistan is eventual occupation and overt colonial rule over the Subcontinent as a whole. This will not be permitted and all those participating in this enterprise, including the U.K., will be duly punished; see my blog. The document leak currently in the news has been made in preparation for abandonment of this goal and withdrawal from Afghanistan because of steps I have already taken for the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States by India with 5,000 thermonuclear warheads and extermination of its population; see my blog.

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