While Brazil can host the 2016 olympics why is it that India being in a much better position financially (according to Wiki – India stands 4th in GDP where as Brazil is 9th) cant host the same? Or why even hosting an Asiad is such a struggle for us? Im sure we have the infrastructure/finance/resources/people everything required to make any event a success but we lack in something more basic – co-ordination and co-operation and one thing that pulls us down and out everytime is the dirty word and world of ‘politics’.
Everyone in the politicking game wants to make money but at the same time it would be great to make that small effort and push the country forward… India is not just about the Software Enggs. Neither is it just a country of snake charmers and elephants and cows on the street…So why is it that the ‘outside’ world just perceives us like that? We do have people who are slowly getting there – proving that sports is also something that we can excel at… But unfortunately the most common complaint is that no game/sport is encouraged (barring cricket-Ofcourse!).
Everytime its politics that come into picture – while it comes to the government sponsoring any sport or there is such a lack of co-ordination amongst the various departments, mistrust,lack of interest (Arey! Ye Kya badi baath hai! attitude) that hosting a large congregation involving many countries just becomes impossible. When are we going to get beyond looking just under our noses and be capable enough to prove we are no less than any other country in ANYTHING?