We are Going Global!

Hi Everyone!

 

India is going Global! This phrase has recurred at innumerable junctures. And the latest instance to proclaim this has been at the Olympics. The Indian athletes did make a mark but what has set the tongues wagging is the use of a Bollywood song by athletes from Israel.

 

The Israelite gymansts performed their routine on a song from the Farah Khan directed movie Om Shanti Om. A song from this movie was also used by participants at an American dance reality show So You Think You Can Dance.

 

Its amazing to see Bollywood to gain such popularity. That Bollywood leaves a mark on Indians in India & abroad is undisputed but these instances prove that it has made a place in the hearts of audiences worldwide. And for all Bollywood fans, its a moment of great pride and joy.

 

Our message to our Bollywood stars is, Way to Go!!

 

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India makes a Fashion Statement at the Olympics!

Indian Fashion at the Olymics- sounds so out of place. The last thing that our sports contingent managed was to make their presence felt in style.

 

The glorious opening ceremony at the Bird’s Nest saw athletes from around the world proudly walking around the arena. And there were a few who made a fashion statement while at it. While the contingents from USA, France and Australia turned up in designer wear, there were others who turned up in breezy dresses.

 

What were the Indian athletes wearing? The women wore cream colored saris with a border and the men wore sherwanis with red angavastrams. All’s well till you get to know that the outfits were hurriedly sourced from inconspicuous shops in Malviya Nagar and Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Moreover, Sunita Rao and Sania Mirza didn’t even wear the uniforms.

 

Flash back to the Indian Premier League. All the players turned up in uniforms designed by the who’s who of the Indian fashion industry.

 

Aren’t these facts worth a thought?

 

Well, we can only hope that our Sports Ministry will invest a little more time and money in other sports and our players will put up a better show at the next Olympics – both in their performance and their attire.

 

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India in Beijing and Beyond…

08/08/08 08:08pm: a grand spectacle unveils at the Bird’s Nest, Beijing, China.

Never have seen a ceremony of such scale and proportion. It left the world awestruck with its brilliant display, innumerable performers and mesmerising fireworks. It compelled the world to sit up and take note that China has come of age. This Olympian revision was simultaneous with a growing concern in India, which is pushing people to take note.

 

Indian performance at the Olympics has never been even worth a mention. The dismal display of sporting prowess never elicited a response. However, this time around the story is a little different. And the difference is that this time, a few players gave it their all to come out triumphant. Players like Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar, Vijender Kumar have shown extraordinary skill, technique, focus, perseverance and drive. The winning attitude, conventionally thought missing in the Indian genetic makeup, distinguished them from their predecessors. However, they are lone warriors who are dependant primarily on themselves. What of those sports that require people to work together as a team? They remain conspicuous by their absence in the medals tally.

It has started the debate all over again- are we a country obsessed with Cricket and oblivious to all else?

Why are our hockey, football and other teams being meted out the stepmotherly treatment?

When will this change?

The solution is not to ignore Cricket but is to develop respect and infrastructure for sports as a whole and other games specifically. It should not be just the individual stretching himself to bring national glory, but the state realising that it is encumbent on it to provide the right platform for the immense talent going waste in India.

And, we should also realise that it is not enough to embrace and applaud our players when they bring laurels to the country but it is extremely important to encourage them to perform their best when they go through rigorous preparation and support them in their periods of trial as well.