It was a sight very few had hoped to see on Delhi’s roads. In the peak morning hours, the main lane of the Sardar Patel Marg looked completely deserted. But not a single vehicle dared to stray on it.
Delhiites may soon get a Shera Ghar, an entertainment theme park on the lines of Appu Ghar, set up after the Asiad in 1982. The immense popularity of Shera — the Commonwealth Games mascot — has led the Organising Committee (OC) to contemplate the theme park.
For years, he has been the first and the only tangible symbol of the Commonwealth Games in the country.
Around 60,000 Delhiites watched four women athletes run to win gold in the women’s relay race on Tuesday. Sini Jose, one of the gold medallists, said if it weren’t for the constant cheer from the packed stands at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, they probably would have had to settle for silver.
Guess who has been making the most of the opportunity to visit the Commonwealth Games village?
With the Games coming to an end, the training kits are now in and the shopping bags are out at the Games Village.
As the Commonwealth Games draws to a close, Delhiites are thronging the stadia and it’s not for the love of sports.
The Delhi Walla saw these young women in Connaught Place, Delhi’s premier shopping district. In army boots, fatigues and caps, they still looked slender and delicate.
Thousands of Delhi residents packed into the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on Sunday, giving round after round of thunderous applause.
Guess which VIP got the loudest cheers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during the Commonwealth Games opener? Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
The point of the Commonwealth Games, besides the obvious sports, is for the competitors and tourists to enjoy the sights and sounds of the host country’s different culture. But for Australia, security concerns might not let the athletes enjoy Delhi at large.
Lassi, chicken curry, Chandigarh and a medal. The wish-list of defender Baljeet Singh is as unique as his personality.
As part of the Commonwealth festivities, Delhi Tourism has lined up an array of cultural events. Delhi Celebrates, the cultural festival to run alongside the sporting event, will feature films, poetry, theatre and music.
Common versus wealth? Not quite. Artists seldom see things in black and white. Shades of grey, chiaroscuros and playing with colour are part of their oeuvre.
The Capital City, Delhi, has always been perceived as a frontrunner of growth and infrastructure to the rest of the nation. With the onset of the Commonwealth Games, the same has achieved speed and impetus like never before. Mithun Mukherjee writes.