Friday, September 3, 2010

Why we should support CWG 2010 despite being “loot-fest”

(For a change, this time no humor is intended. If you find the article funny it is reflective of my poor writing skills so please refrain from commenting)

Chetan Bhagat has called for a revolution. He wants us to boycott the commonwealth games so that we can teach the authorities a lesson. I am sure all the modern day revolutionaries (read as losers, bloggers, MBA’s and engineers) are all fired up and ready to start a candle light march to Jantar Mantar. I would love to view such a path breaking event (You see, I am a blogger and a loser and an MBA + Engineer). Unfortunately, there happens to be an ardent sports fan inside me who is yelling at me to support the games. I decided to listen to him for once and pen down all the reasons to support the games. I can go on my revolutionary path later. –

1. Our(Modern revolutionaries) clones in Mumbai raised their voice for 20 days after 26/11. I was so excited that finally something good is going to happen. My B school friends were discussing politics instead of the usual chit chat about mergers and acquisitions (See, I cannot risk FMS’s rankings by telling the truth here :P). Unfortunately, everything was soon forgotten and in the next general elections Mumbai’s voting percentage was 41%.
Hence these revolutions never work out. So why not trying supporting the games instead?

2. Suresh Kalamadi must have read the article and called up Lalit Bhanot – CWG manager.
SK – Dude, did u read the times of India editorial. I didn’t understand. Is the article against us? What are they boycotting? Should we oppose the article in public?
Mr Bhanot – No, No sir, He is writing about punishing the athletes who keep threatening us to boycott the games.
SK – Ya, damn these tennis players and hockey stars. They just want their salaries. No pride at playing for the nation man. What nonsense!!.
Mr Bhanot – Exactly, when they play in front of empty stands they would learn their lesson. They would realize that nobody really wants them and its only us who love them.
SK – Hmm, so I guess we should support this “revolution”.
Mr Bhanot – Yes sir, I will advice not to say anything. As it is the games are already a success.
SK- Huh? They havent even started. What are u talking about?
Mr Bhanot - Sir, (Sheepish Grin) Look at your bank balance sir. Is there a better return on ivestment offer?
SK - (Sheepish Grin) Oh yeah!!! lol, rofl. Long live revolution, down with money laundering sportstars. (Sheepish Grin again)

Even I feel such materialistic players should be taught a lesson. Playing for the country is the biggest honour. Why ask for money? As it is, they are going to lose to the better trained foreign nationals. So why should I bother to spend my well earned money on losers. But the stupid sports fan inside me says no, I should go out and cheer these poor asses

3. Another reason that forces me not to be part of such a revolution is my mom. She always forces me to clean my room when guests come visiting my home. I am supposed to be at my best behavior and asked specifically not to be my usual self (lol, something they advice us to do at Bschools. Of course she is not an MBA). I simply hate such hypocrisy but have to heed to her advice. And the sports fan inside me tells me to follow the same principle when it comes to the question of my country. Huh, hypocrites I tell you!! :(

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  1. Yes. Very poor writing skills indeed!! I refrain from commenting!! ;)

    But yeah, in the end, you have to support your own country. However bad the CWG preparations have been. Just look at the WC in South Africa. As soon as it got over, there were widespread strikes by workers over salaries! ( ).You would never have thought that there was something this big brewing during the games...

  2. hey i really liked this post :)
    was earlier faintly amused by chetan bhagat's article. i seriously hope CWG goes off well!

    but a small bone to pick with u... mumbai's voting percentage 27%??? i don't think thats right.. the lowest percentages were reported in south bombay, colaba.. n even those were higher than 27. the average turnout was roughly 46% if i remember correctly..
    though i agree thats still disappointing.. the mumbaikar in me just had to point it out :P


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