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Twitterati go ga-ga over Games opening ceremony

india Updated: Oct 05, 2010 11:48 IST

Social networking tool Twitter seemed to have been taken over by the Indian contingent Sunday, as the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony garnered praise, reflecting relief that the nation's pride has been salvaged.

"I think after the awesome CWG opening ceremony India must host Cultural Wealth games.... Unlike CWG we will sweep the medals tally too," tweeted Sabharish Murali.

There were ooh's and wow's on Twitter as the various segments of the three-hour long spectacle unfolded, keeping the term "Commonwealth Games" and "opening ceremony" among the top ten phrases on Twitter.

"The Indian rail piece was the most thoughtful," said Sukhada Chaudhary, while others raved about the yoga segment, as well as the colourful showcase of Indian classical dance.

"People still skeptic about India? CWG showed the World our culture & did so beautifully...," asserted Vasu Jain.

They were also appreciative that there was not much of Bollywood in the show, except for Oscar winning composer, A.R. Rahman at the end. "The fact I liked about cwg ceremony is it took our heritage and pride (Guru-Shishya tradition, Yoga, cultural harmony) and showcased to world!," said Sandip.

There were also ecstatic tweets by people inside the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, who were giving minute-by-minute updates of their travel through a silent city on the Delhi Metro to the actual colourful ceremony.

"Have I ever felt better in life. Felt this much pride. This much respect? No. Tweeting verbatim from the CWG opening at JLN," said Delhi resident Nitin Sagar, who also posted photographs of the ceremony.