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Just when we start thinking that we know what to expect, we are shown that “No, we don’t!” There are so many things that are wrong with this news item that I don’t even know where to begin:

Slipshod India cuts sorry figure in Olympic opening ceremony

Amlan Chakraborty
Beijing, Aug 8 (PTI) A slipshod India cut a sorry figure in the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony with the female members of the contingent making it a veritable go-as-you-like with their contrasting outfits that made them look completely misfit for the occasion.

With Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore carrying the tri-colour, the contingent looked good from far, as the male members decked out in off-white sherwanis. But as they came closer, things looked hardly impressive.

The tennis duo of Sania Mirza and Sunitha Rao, attired in black trousers and practice jackets, looked completely out of sorts and the contrast was even more jarring to the eyes as going side by side was Delhi paddler Neha Aggarwal who chose a greenish saree for the occasion.

Though the generous crowd at the Bird’s Nest stadium roared to greet the Indians, it was a shoddy fashion statement by the Indians.

The moment they entered the Congress President Sonia Gandhi was on her feet and waved at them and the athletes also reciprocated. PTI

I don’t know who is worse, the sports persons, or is it this particular journalist? Neither seems to be aware that the key-word here is: discipline.

Written by kowsik

August 11, 2008 at 04:32

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  1. Did you watch the event? I did. The commentators said this (in gist): “And this is the Indian contingent. 1 billion people represented by a sorry 57. Their hockey team has not qualified this year”. And then they showed Sonia Gandhi in a maroon saree waving vociferously, the “karna hai” attitude. I think she mistook I-N-D-I-A and I-T-A-L-Y. Darn those chinkis and their indifferent accent.

    My mother, promptly changed the channel to where Saans bhi kabhi bahut thi was being aired. Kinda sums it all up, aint it?

    I am going to file a RTI when I am in India demanding to know in what capacity did SG go to the inauguration and who paid for the trip – I mean, you know the saying on kupatra and taxes, right? 😛

    onechance (K-boy)

    August 11, 2008 at 07:45

  2. And also, knowing the Chinese populace/race , they were jeering not cheering. Apparently the joke doing the rounds at Beijing is that, if an athlete from Arunachal Pradesh wins a medal, it will be counted as China’s. I guess Kalmadi just chuckled in response meaning “good luck with that”!

    I seriously think we must keep up the sacrosanctness of the spirit of Olympics and India in general and NOT send our contingent to the Games. But if a country like China can host it, wtf sacrosanct?

    onechance (K-boy)

    August 11, 2008 at 07:53

  3. I am still wondering if there is any excuse for sending SG. May be the PM/FM weren’t inclined to go considering the border-tension/Pakistan quagmire (yet again)/NSG meeting. Or did the PM giveup on the Olympics contingent India, and decide he would rather not suffer Beijing second time in the same year?

    Your last line is true, I can’t see any reason how different this is from the 1936 Munich Olympics. Whatever, the real show begins after the Olympics end, the world will be forced to see the face of China that we have been seeing.

    On general principle I have been avoiding this year’s Olympics. I saw a little bit of opening ceremony when junta forced me to. I might make an exception for Gymnastics though, hope you can understand that 😉

    On a parallel note, I have a feeling that Nepal, before getting too many ideas, should learn an important lesson from Georgia’s misadventure. Otherwise, it’s sovereignty might not last much long.


    August 11, 2008 at 08:24

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