Comments on: Where did it go wrong between the Delhi Games and the media? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: DaraIndia Sun, 17 Oct 2010 07:02:22 +0000 I think there are two different issues here.

The media expose of corruption and gross inefficiency.

The conduct of the games themselves.

Naturally the bureaucrat would like to combine the two – what he is implying is that by exposing corruption and corrupt officials, the media portrayed the games would be a flop. Not tue at6 all. That is also the same ploy Sheila Dixit used – don’t slam the organisers it is unpatriotic, the Games belong to the Nation – plain Gobbledogook.

The media never tried to make out the games would be a flop. They demanded accountability and exposed kalmadi, Dixit, Reddy, Gill and their minions who had been entrusted with managing the preparations. Does the bureaucrat imply that there was no mismanagement or corruption? No he doesn’t, he is however trying to deflect the blame for the corruption behind the success of the Games. This time though the man in the street is saying “Sorry, we don’t buy this BS anymore.”

By: gunnermojo Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:16:05 +0000 CWG 2010 was definitely a playground for corrupt Govt. officials. The Media (especially television), while highlighting these problems could have also shown what had gone well.

All the negative talk has in no way helped our image as a Country. People would definitely think twice before asking India to host such an event in the future.

I would be happy if the Hon’ble Prime Minister promptly orders detailed inquiry into all the corruption charges and holds all of the involved parties responsible and amicably penalises them.

By: VipulTripathi Fri, 15 Oct 2010 14:41:58 +0000 Here, this editorial tries to explain where things went “wrong”:- ary-insanity/657162/
I totally agreed with it then (August, 2010), and i agree with it now.

By: Buddhatoday Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:47:38 +0000 You are a western organisation and you must know in which western country you can make taxpayer’s money flow like water. That’s the issue this report has glossed over. That’s where the games failed. And as we all know – governmental corruption always, always go unpunished in India. Media must be praised for highlighting the corruption, rather than making it look like a bunch of fools.

By: stickyfeet Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:26:44 +0000 There’s little soul searching required. Events such as the CWG and Olympics have come to be expected to attain perfection. Media seeks out stories to tear the perfection down. And the crowd piles on. That does not excuse officials for mismanagement.

For India, one lesson: accountability of public officials. But the CWG issue is a minor defining moment for India, and one which has no impact on the immediate or medium term India investment story.

In the end, India can be proud of the show, it’s athletes, and even its citizens’ angry lashing out at games officials – fully and freely on display for all to hear and see in the open.

TrivCap – Inside the box thinking. Because all the nutters are outside.