Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Delusions of Grandeur

Corruption and incompetence have made a mockery of the Commonwealth Games.

India bid for and set about preparing for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi to showcase its so-called emergence as a global power. What we have had on the way is large-scale eviction of the poor from sites on the Yamuna that were chosen for the Games, a trampling on the rights of tens of thousands of workers engaged in construction of the facilities, a destruction of the surrounding environment, a judiciary insensitive to the rights of labour and the environment and now revelations of large-scale corruption.

Read rest of the EPW editorial here.

Monday, August 02, 2010