Corporate Social Negligence!

An interesting thought!

Posted in India, politics, sports by clash on July 25, 2008

This article in the link that follows :  (Link) speak about a great Idea. From the outset, It is just an extrapolation of a sport aficionado’s optimism. He speaks about the association of Royal Bengal Tigers; an ICL team with Hourah Union and then wishes on about a lot that could happen in Indian sports, if things went the right way.

Our history in sports and related areas is quite pathetic, for me to accept this extrapolated optimism of the author. I will be one among the happiest, if such a thing happens. Lets hope for the best.

Again, a country with over a billion population is sending an entourage of 57 freaking athletes to Olympics. Media, at least online media has done their share of publicity stunts for some Indian athletes ( i saw some articles about pugilists in Rediff). But our “honorable”  President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Suresh Kalmadi has forewarned us as not to expect any miracles in the games. Lets leave out our “honorable” minister for sports, who is quite vocal and verbose while at work. He is quite a busy bee putting up a show by inviting Real Madrid for another inconsequential friendly match in India, which will then occupy a lot of space in the internet in terms of 1,20,000 attendance in India for a Real Madrid match and so on. It is not going to be a turning point in history.

Athletes have cried foul in the selection procedure and there goes a shiver down my  spine while  I think  of Indian weight lifting team… the question is, how many are going to get caught for doping, such is the show off late. Lets not talk about hockey, Mr.. Gill, the sports minister valiantly made remark that Indian hockey wont crumble, after Charles Worth quit, i wonder if there anything more to crumble….

Our system is in shambles, despotic and corrupt bureaucrats rule the roost. Some chiefs of the associations have been sitting there for quite a long time now, they are not held accountable for any of these debacles and malfunctioning that is so bare in front of us.

I wont write, “it is time for us to wake up and destroy these structures” because, i think “ellathinum oru samayamundu dasa”

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  1. Alex said, on August 12, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

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