Delhi and the Commonwealth Games

I have been watching with growing fascination the debacle taking place in Delhi as the deadline looms for the start of the Commonwealth Games.  When I was there I read the papers most days and the press was focusing on the total corruption associated with the main players, the lack of involvement by the Government, and as we drove around Delhi, it was fairly clear that they were really pushing the envelope to get everything ready.  If you want to get a very ‘local’ spin on the events then I strongly recommend reading the Hindustan Times online.  The journalistic style in itself is quite unique and entertaining as well as getting a local Indian view of the entire shitfight.  When we were travelling and talking to Indians themselves they were frustrated and to a degree embarrassed that even with an event that draws the international spotlight onto the host city and the experience, everyone involved could not keep their hands out of the till.  It did provide an insight into the sheer scale of corruption that is present in India.  You can read the highlights on the website here or better still the epaper here.

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