October 04, 2008
Pune is hosting Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 starting next week. Bunch of random thoughts:
- It's mascot has very a web-two-dot-oh name - Jigrr. A missing vowel and a double letter.
- Commonwealth Nations are the countries which were ruled by British Empire. Does that mean the games are meant to remind us of our (not so glorious) past or part of it?
- Pune is shining. No, no. Not on the infrastructure front. The roads are still delightfully uneven. But there are lots of shiny new board telling where those pothole-filled roads will take you, provided you happen to reach the other end intact. Somebody has made killing in those shiny sign boards.
- Punekars are in for some serious traffic troubles in next week as the powerful people visiting city wiill bring traffic to a grinding halt. I almost missed my train last time when Madam President visited Pune. If you happen to stay in Baner, Aundh or Pashan, things are going to be real bad for you. Joining some classes of Art Of Living for a week may be good cure to rising bloodpressure.