The True Hero of the CWG Games

The True Hero is the faceless Indian as Anuradha Bakshi points in her blogpost  ‘Salute-them-we-must’

Must Read for every Indian.

We sit in our plush offices, our fancy cars and houses and criticize out loud when the media hypes CWG disasters. We forget the people who worked at a price that you pay for your coffee at Barista and Starbucks and in conditions where you would never step into.

We crib about our government’s shortcomings and forget to pay our respect to the labourers who toiled hard to make these games a success.

In our constant comparison to the western world – we forget, we forget to appreciate the efforts that have gone in this event from people who will never get any recognition forget rewards.

Therefore, take a moment from your busy lives and salute these wonderful people – that’s the least we can do for them.




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  1. @Saurabh: Do you not read what I write or do I not write well? I have no problems you voicing your personal opinions – passing derogatory comments on other’s views is not called for. I would not disable the comments – go on and voice your views but cut the name calling bit – daft, what a joke, what laugh? Fine? We cool?
    And I’m not replying to your views – it is pointless ! We are two stubborn people with very solid views and beliefs – let’s keep it that way and not try to change or mock that? Fine?

    And you still amaze me – you write here so passionately to prove your point- mind responding to mails that matter a lot more? Thanks!

  2. Saurabh

    That’s a laugh; telling people not to voice their opinion in the comments section of a blog. Of course, it is your blog and you may choose to disable comments or delete comments you don’t like, but until you do…

    And you know what your so called “dignity of labor” is? Complete and utter BS. One may be expected to not show disrespect to anyone who works hard for a living, but to expect respect is an entirely different matter.
    I pay the person who cleans my toilet; if he doesn’t want the job, I’ll pay someone else to do it. That’s the way it works. If there ever comes a time when cleaning toilets becomes a job requiring skills so rare that only a blessed few can do it, I’ll make the toilet cleaner my hero. Until then, I’m afraid only the exceptionally skilled will have to do.

  3. @Saurabh: I’m a little appalled with the apathy you have! If they were not around we would not be living in plush houses and enjoying the games in posh structures! We are lucky we never have lived their life – so don’t sit there and pass such harsh judgements. I’m not asking you to go and pay your respects – don’t.Don’t feel sorry for them either – they don’t – they are proud of the work they do.
    It’s a personal view – if you don’t agree don’t do it – don’t pass judgements on other people’s views either! By the way every work one does should be respected be it someone who cleans your toilet or someone who signs your pay cheque – not sure if you familiar with the concept of dignity of labor!
    And you have time to write a long message on this post but no time to reply to important mails I send you blokes – you amaze me!

  4. Saurabh

    Why the effing hell would we pay any respects to the laborers? They are not doing anyone any favors; if they could find jobs with better pay and better conditions, they would. They do not “toil hard to make the games a success”; they toil to make a decent wage to support themselves and their families; not very different from you and I. In fact, what each one of us does for a living is dictated by a combination of the accident of birth, availabilty of opportunity and inherent ability. It may be alright to feel sorry for some of these people who are less privileged with regards to the first two factors; however, to make heroes out of them is daft.

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