salute to all our players, who have brought pride to their country. salute to all labours, who have worked day-night to make the games venues ready in time & shame to organisers who have made simply made money out of this game by delaying teactics. in fact no political leader should be involved for organising such big sports even instead people like Mr.Sridharan/kiran bedi should have given free hand for this duty. had this has been done, we could have saved lot of money. but this needs courage and honesty which is not there.
I have gone through the news published.. American media still continues to ridicule us.Australia and English media seems to be loving it gradually. However,I found the comments of China's national news agency Xinhua the warmest.Some lines are: NEW DELHI, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Fireworks sparkled the cool evening air of Delhi, setting new standards of sporting excellence as the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) kept its promise here Thursday evening. The Commonwealth Games 2010 closing ceremony started with a showcase of the various martial arts of India in a routine that had Sanskrit shlokas (sacred phrases) echoing the air. ...a tribute to our nation with the military martial music section which left everyone awestruck. The melodious evening air was testimony to the fact that India had delivered the best Commonwealth Games ever.... ..The colorful and creative presentation spread India's feeling of harmony to the world. ..The fun and frolic continued with the athletes taking centre stage and a joyous, eclectic parade was the result.. ..Mike Fennel, ..summed it up quite aptly when he said: "Delhi, you have delivered a truly exceptional Games.." It was a great sight to see the athletes from all over the world break free. They let their hair-down to an equally responsive crowd ... It is the first time that such a parade with the athletes at the centre of the show happened in the world...
Re: Foreign media reporting
by Roshni Dev on Oct 15, 2010 09:53 AM
The ceremony was truely excellent. Good to see gagan Narang holding the flag. Saina was all sparkling with proud. Well done athletes and well done OC too
Whether it's Sania-Saina or Saina-Sania, you guys truely deserve all the accolades, as YOU TWO HAVE GIVEN SO MANY HOPES TO INDIAN TENNIS & BADMINTON respectively & represented INDIA in the right spirit.
I am proud to hail from a city you 2 hail from, just hope one of you (2) atleast win even bigger prizes in the future...
Re: The Rocking (hyderabadi) Indian duo....
by md farruq on Oct 15, 2010 05:27 AM
Another one (hyderabadi)to add, she might not remember me is 'Jwala Gutta' as I went to same school as she did..well, I am proud of her..that makes a 3
that only 3 countries are world class are in a denial. One of that world class country got 25 less medals than India. Also, small African, Caribbean countries are athletics powerhouses. Communist countries became sports power by sheer coercion.
Re: Those who say
by mailerumsfield on Oct 14, 2010 11:37 PM
Updated at: 0950 PST, Thursday, October 14, 2010 NEW DELHI: Even as the nation applauds India's winning spree in the Commonwealth Games being held in the Capital, a study by Housing and Land Rights Network says that human rights violations of the city's working poor, including the homeless, beggars, street vendors, and construction workers in the name of the Games cannot be forgotten.
According to HLRN, forced eviction and demolition of thousands of Delhi residents' homes took place for reasons like constructing stadiums, building parking lots, widening roads, city ‘beautification,' and clearing of streets on grounds of ‘security'.
The study focussed on forced evictions carried out in Delhi because of the Games and found that at least 2,50,000 people in the city lost their homes as a direct result of the Games since 2004. The preliminary findings of the ongoing study suggest that the due process for demolition of homes in various parts of the city was not followed, in addition to police presence and use of force, injury and adverse health effects, loss and destruction of possessions, adverse effects on children, death, loss of livelihood and income and no compensation or resettlement offered to the evictees.
The study found that many of these evictions were carried out in extreme weather or at night, like the one at Bengali Camp in January 2009 during the winter festival Lohri. Several children were forced to drop out of schoo
Re: Re: Those who say
by secret on Oct 15, 2010 01:11 AM
There are always two sides to a coin. As this article says many of these *residents* were illegal squatters? It is not going to kill us to know that beggars were kept away for 10 days. However, why your Paki govt is not fulfilling human rights of its citizens? They can make a start by providing assistance to flood-hit citizens.
Re: Re: Re: Those who say
by Roshni Dev on Oct 15, 2010 09:56 AM
Some people always point out at the half empty glass. Perhaps unable to understand the dynamics of such a bif event or just jeaouls of the achieved success by the country
IF INDIAN PLAYERS CAN CONTIINUE THIS SERIES OF WINNING AWARDS THEN INDIA'S POSITION WILL BE AT THE TOP, FOR EVER.CONGRATS! INDIAN PLAYERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES AND WON 38 GOLD MEDALS. I WISH INDIAN PLAYERS TO WIN MORE AWARDS AND MAKE RECORDS IN EACH AND EVERY GAMES. DEBA PRASAD SARKAR/KOLKATA
by secret on Oct 14, 2010 10:58 PM
Normally, I have observed that India fades away after defeating Pakistan. Here, at least they managed to beat England afterward. Like Cricket, Hockey needs to rise beyond Pakistan obsession and beat the best - Australia. It will happen.
by Sceptic Critic on Oct 16, 2010 07:42 AM
Instead of calling them eight times Olympic champions, they should be referred to as ten times Olympic losers. Their losing record is greater than their winning record. India will never win another major title anymore. This is due to our politicians corrupting the game.
by SUNjeev Bhardwaj on Oct 14, 2010 10:45 PM
dnt knw really?? they were totally outplayed by aussies today...cnt believe the scoreline 8-0....Aussies were fav's but nobody expected this score...even not a hard' fan of aussies