Commonwealth Games 2010 Looters

At the time of writing this article, New Delhi is facing a critical flood like situation. There is water logging everywhere, traffic jams, and the Jama Masjid firing incident, not to speak of the Dengue and Swine Flu epidemic. It looks like nature is making the Commonwealth Games looters pay for their misdeeds. Is this ’bad Karma’? Has the Commonwealth Games 2010 attracted ‘Bad Karma ‘? It certainly seems like that everything is coming in a hurry.

The Commonwealth Games 2010 scheduled to commence on 3rd October 2010, has been in the headlines for the past few months completely for the wrong reasons. The corruption scandal broke out, and there was egg on the faces of all concerned. Corruption is a very mild term, anyone having even a casual glance at the alleged charges, will know that this is not corruption but looting.

The men in the spotlight are the Commonwealth games 2010 Organizing Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi and his subordinates. I must point out that to allege that Kalmadi and his subordinates masterminded the looting, is like living in fool’s paradise. Kalmadi is just another minor clog in the Indian Political system. I will leave it at that. Everyone knows where the buck stops.

Some sections of the Indian Media showed some spine in exposing the Looting scandal, others jumped on the bandwagon, and some because they had to carry the news, not doing so would have made the public look at them with suspicion. But those who have been allegedly exposed like Kalmadi are the minor clogs. Coming to the guys who hold the strings, these guys will never be exposed or even a minor charge of alleged looting be voiced against them. This is simply because the Indian Media and the so called intellectuals have adopted the policy of Mahatma Gandhi’s three monkeys “speak no evil see no evil hear no evil ‘’

Now what ultimately happens to the Commonwealth Games, I do not know. I only hope for the sake of the country it is at least completed. I pity the looters they have their hand full even at this eleventh hour. On the one hand, they are short of time trying to desperately complete the infrastructure. On the other hand, they stand helpless, with folded hands against nature. However, I don’t think that New Delhi will be drowned.

What one has to look out for is who the scapegoats in the looting scandal are going to be. After the Games there has to some sort of exercise, like a Commission, where the verdict will most likely come out after 10 years. By then this incident will be out of the public memory. It always works like that.


  1. All the skeletons will tumble once the CWG are over but let us wish for a successful launch and conduct of the event.

  2. I think the Commonwealth games should fail. That's the only way people who are responsible for the failure will be held accountable. And maybe we may start looking at corruption in a more serious note if the international arena places a spotlight on it. Seems like a win win situation if things are going wrong because you can't expect to do wrong and then pray than hopefully things become right. Doesn't work like that.

  3. An open loot of tax payers money on the name of game.A time of action--how?

  4. The foot-bridge fell yesterday...I think the back is finally broken...Farewell CWG!

  5. Let us hope that the games turn out well, though I now have serious doubts over that. I also agree that all the culprits be tried properly once the games are over and that the aam junta doesnt forget whats been wronged! (I have two posts on CWG at and Do go through if you like)

    @Kevin: Now why would you say that? Surely the pride of India should come before anything else!

  6. Hi, good to see your blog & your interest in the nation, politics & issues like corruption. I had been to Freedom Park, Bangalore to support the Anna Hazare team recently. I have shared my experience on my blog . Do have a look. The same is shared on IndiBlogger also at :) Puneet


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