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Mera Bharat Mahan…

13 Aug

banana padega. One family at a time, apparently.

It’s not that I’m not proud of Abhinav Bindra’s achievement, but it’s a searing indictment of Indian sports that our first gold medal comes courtesy the winner’s dedicated (and moneyed) family. And to add insult to injury, after he made it all the way to the Olympics on his own steam, the Indian contingent was so careless that someone actually got to his equipment and fiddled around with it!

Just to put things in perspective:

Abhinav Bindra: 1.

Michael Phelps: 11.

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10 Comments

Posted by on August 13, 2008 in Celebrity, Entertainment, Newsmakers

 

10 responses to “Mera Bharat Mahan…

  1. Amey

    August 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    “banana padega”? When did you start channeling Rajiv Gandhi? 😉

    Oh, and about Abhinav Bindra, he should understand that there are only 42 officials with 57 athletes, and the officials are not there for baby-sitting the players.

     
  2. Sachita

    August 13, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I say lets boycott the olympics.

     
  3. Overated Outcast

    August 13, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    You just needed an excuse to show off your collection of Micheal Phelps pictures!! 😛 😛 ….

    Ok, ok. Seriously, what is this guy’s family smoking??

    And, fyi, our olympic boating teams actual ores were lost earlier in the year. They are still searching for them.

     
  4. pitu

    August 13, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    This Abhinav thing inspired me to interview my cousin, a budding cricketer. It’s v depressing. And yeah, world’s second most populous country wins one gold in 114 yrs? I shd cheer but rly I just want to cry :-X

     
  5. Tanay

    August 14, 2008 at 12:09 am

    amrita, for michael phelps: 11 on your post, feel you should have mentioned, michael phelps: 11 as of august 13, 2008..he has 3 more events left, more to come 🙂

    now you have to update this post, my gut says…

     
  6. Gagan

    August 14, 2008 at 10:59 am

    hey don’ be so hard on the comparison… Canada is the only nation to host an Olympics and not win a gold….

    watching the Canadian Olympic Track and field Trials this year was like watching the NCAA”s in the US without any of the depth. But hey .. we’re ok with it !!! 🙂

     
  7. Gagan

    August 14, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    i do get ur point though…one billion plus pop and still short on support…

    guess life is so hard for most people who has the time and energy for sport… tons of talent though if they ever do get a systematic program. that happens and they will be another country ahead of canada in the medal count.. but hey we’re ok with it..!!!! realy we are!! 🙂

     
  8. Amrita

    August 14, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Amey – no, they’re there for sightseeing and shopping! 😛

    Sachita – isn’t that what we’re doing defacto? 😀

    OO – am i that obvious? 😳 he so pwetty! I’ve heard the whole butterface thing but look at that body! Just right imo. And are you serious? that actually happened? Or are you pulling my leg?

    Pitu – don’t remind me 😦

    Tanay – you could be right. guy is a machine!

    Gagan – oh, Canada! 😀 you’re all smoking weed and leaving your doors unlocked and eating organic food. of course, you’re chilled out!

     
  9. Gagan

    August 15, 2008 at 8:03 am

    dunno about the organic food.. but throw in the beer and health care..and we’re doing ok.. think we mean to lock the doors but we always forget..god i’ve got the munchies so bad rite now.. 🙂

     
  10. Amey

    August 15, 2008 at 9:58 am

    @OO: I don’t know what Bindra’s family is smoking, but apparently the reporters got the latest scoop on what his mother cooked for breakfast to welcome Abhinav back.

    @Amrita: I read somewhere that they were stuck in the traffic while the finals were going on. Aah, the symbolism…

     
 
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