Yesterday India got her 2nd medal at the Rio Olympics, and the whole country erupted into a frenzy of joy and pride and patriotism and #girlpowerdom.
I am delighted for the 2 young ladies who won a bronze in wrestling and a silver in badminton respectively, and so I won’t be a spoilsport and rain on India’s parade. But please do just bear in mind, people, as you celebrate all over social media, that our officials and their hangers-on still have a lot, as in a LOT, to answer for.
2 medals isn’t exactly a haul, and yet there were/still are, remember, lots of non-performing “assets” over there, partying and generally having fun at our expense.
I’m not going to be an old curmudgeon tonight.
India has 2 medals, and an almost-medal in gymnastics, and #girlpower is definitely on show.
For a country that so often and so terrifyingly treats its women with such neglect and/or cruelty, these young athletes have made a definite stand.
And I do love this photo, that’s doing the noisy, exuberant rounds on social media.
For non-Indian readers – “Fair & Lovely” is a noxious cream that purports to make your skin more fair and, by extension, more lovely. It is a shameful product, and thoroughly deserves this.