CWG organizing committee is bouncing upon thorns as one after another allegations are menacing them. From corruption to sanitation, every charge has been put on the committee. While organizers are trying to prove their innocence, media is busy in making fortunes. With Indian mirch masalas, media is selling the news to common public. And in the race of moneymaking, media is drilling holes in its own plate!
Nobody can disregard the fact that corruption does exist in CWG, but its unfortunate that media has glorified the dark side more than expected. Media has been too much pessimistic about Commonwealth Games. Yes, I admit that media is part and parcel of our society and must acknowledge government about its weakness. But, it’s highly recommendable that media must cooperate with the government. Media should remember that these criticisms cause more burn in the outside world. We are probably (or certainly) the only country who is more enthusiastic to project our darker sides to the world.
During 2004 Athens Olympics, construction work continued till the eve of opening ceremony, and still we didn’t complain. In Delhi, there are about 90 thousand security personals employed for the security of 7000 athletes and official, which turns to be around 13 guards per each athlete. But still, the world is tensed about security. Why? Why is the world concerned too much about India? Well, the blame goes to Indian enthusiastic and spicy media. Media has hyped the situation. The ground-zero reality is far better that anticipated.
I remember the speech by our missile man, Dr. Kalam, in which he blamed India’s pessimistic media for the country’s slow pace development. It’s natural that crisis would evolve during such huge events, but such crisis must not be overestimated.