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February 25th, 2011

A scapegoat going down fighting

Actually, Mr. Kalmadi (if indeed he ever does go down) isn’t so much fighting, as dragging everyone else down with him :

Sheila-ji and Mr. Kalmadi are members of the same political party, by the way. Good to know loyalty is still at a premium.

However, much as it irks me to say it, I do sort of…kind of…deep-down-inside me sympathise with Mr. Kalmadi. I took as much pleasure as anyone else in booing him during the Games, but he does have a point. He was not responsible for every single stuff-up in the Games, in other […]

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February 24th, 2011

Different standards of cleanliness in jail

Fianlly the net is closing in on all those corrupt/inefficient Commonwealth Games officials, some of who were apparently too lazy even to open envelopes containing tender documents.

Shame on you, Bhanot and company.

And yes, that is the same Mr.Bhanot of “different standards of cleanliness”.

Hope he enjoys the different standard of cleanliness in jail.

February 21st, 2011

“I have not gained financially even a single rupee”

Now, what do we make of this, then ? Mr. Kalmadi is so sure of his innocence that he is prepared to stand down as an MP if found guilty of corruption.

Impressive or a smoke-screen ?

Rhetoric or justified outrage ?

Grand-standing or the truth ?

But you know something ? At least Mr. Kalmadi now admits that there was a lack of experience and know-how and that mistakes were committed.

Baby steps.

February 8th, 2011

Air-brushing out the poor

The seamier side of the Commonwealth games is revealed. Not skimming off money this this time, but treating the city’s poorest of the poor with a total lack of humanity.

Over 200,000 of Delhi’s poorest and most vulnerable were displaced to make way for the Games, and it would seem that nothing has been done to rehabilitate them.