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Luxury or necessity? -Rio Olympics


Is there something called too much appreciation? While it is lovely that Sindhu/Sakshi/… are getting the appreciation they deserve , the money isn’t equally distributed . To be frank I think it’s rather unfair!

As everyone is aware of the crores of rupees, flats , cars that are being given to Sindhu or Sakshi ,what about the other Olympic participants? There are many who narrowly missed the medal. There are many Olympic participants who desperately need the basic necessities  and not the luxuries.

Why not support the needy , rather than give away crores of rupees to someone who is financially sound enough or supported enough.  Yes, I feel it is unfair that while there are some who are struggling to even get proper shoes to train , BMW’s are being given away!

Manish Singh Rawat the racewalker who bagged 13th position in finals(which is as good as a gold medal ) , how many know about him?  He practiced in the foothills of Himalayas . Instead of the training shoes , he wore torn shoes .  If 1% of the money given away is given to him , it will make a huge difference in his life. To know more check this article.

http://knappily.com/article.php/57b9745e68e2aaf026748be7

While it’s a known fact that Jaisha didn’t even get the basic necessity water , this hype seems wrong to me ! The money should judiciously be used to provide these necessities in general and in specific to the financially deprived , to the athletes rather than shoot straight to the luxuries.

“If there is a way to calculate performance per investment , the toppers of those actually deserve to receive the give away money” – Knappily.  While I might seem to be against Sindhu or Sakshi , I am not. I just think the money will hold a greater value if given to those in dire need of it.

All in all, I am happy to see a lot of training and funding platforms being planned, to support the athletes and provide them the facilities they need to train and excel 🙂

Linking a few articles which explain the need to re-think this extravagant give away and come up with a better plan.

http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/rio-2016-olympics-india-wrestling-athletics-shooting-sandeep-tomar-2890962/

http://www.sportskeeda.com/general-sports/beyond-medal-race-inspiring-manish-singh-rawat-story-almost-missed

 

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Success of Sindhu – social media


Watching Sindhu fight till the last minute showed the real spirit of her. While the whole world applauded and respected  the glorious success in the defeat (i wouldn’t call it a defeat, if it were for me) , a lot of sexist comments started swarming over .

As soon as the match ended , while the whole nation celebrated her, there were some disturbing statements going around. They are disturbing to me because even in the success,the focus is being shifted to irrelevant things in media.

I saw an article on xyz site which stated people are busy searching for her caste and goes ahead to talk about how sad it is etc. Firstly , this is something that shouldn’t be a piece of news to write an article about. The focus is being shifted from success and sports to mere gossip here, which I didn’t appreciate and am sure many others would agree with me on this.   < I don’t want to name the site or provide a link to the site because , I don’t want people reading it even by mistake.>

There are various jokes going around about how women , apart from getting vegetables also have to now get medals now , how women are succeeding because men started coaching and how wife is taunting her husband using this etc etc . While there are various variety of jokes going around and can be taken in light humour, it is making the success more of a new thing to gossip about and create jokes about rather than adding real value to the story.

There are always two sides to any story ;Even here I am not sure if I should be happy sports is coming into the lime-light or if I should be sad even sports fell prey to the internet sexist jokes and memes.

In any case , regardless of the gender , it’s a proud moment for India to see such brilliant performances .  While the story of Sindhu is being heard for good , there are many unheard ;Every single person who participated in Olympics this year strived his/her best and is equally glorious in our eyes.

Happy to see great changes happening in 2016 and looking forward to seeing more 🙂

Here’s the link to all the Indian participants of Rio Olympics  this year :

participants of Rio Olympics 2016

After this serious article, lighten up the mood with these twisted stories 😀 :

Twisted stories 😛

Keep smiling and spreading happiness .. 🙂