from India Insight:

Going global in India’s chaotic way

October 13, 2010

Labourers walk on a flyover in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

India is globalising, but not the way much of the world wants.

That rather contradictory thought nagged at me one morning during the chaotic Commonwealth Games here in New Delhi.

from India Insight:

Privatise the Commonwealth Games?

September 24, 2010

A labourer stands in front of boards advertising the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi ThapliyalThere are two reports today that say everything about the fiasco of the Commonwealth Games. On the one hand, while Delhi government cleaners are apparently refusing to clean the toilets at the Games village because they were so "nauseating", the Games organisers are calling in the help of some luxury private hotels, including the Taj and Oberoi, to help with hygiene.

from India Insight:

Mind your pees & queues for the Delhi Games

March 22, 2010

With just six months to go before India hosts the Commonwealth Games, some are already wondering whether New Delhi is loo-ready for the sporting extravaganza.

Sport on sub-continent threatened after attack on Sri Lanka cricketers

March 3, 2009


Scenes of bloodshed on the streets of Lahore after gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus instantly ended any hopes Pakistan might have held of coaxing the cricketing world back to its grounds.