Two opinion pieces to share with you. This one by Amelia Gentleman, who says athletes should come to Delhi at least to honour the sacrifice made by those thousands of poor slum-dwellers brutally evicted to make way for the Athlete's Village.
She's a fantastic journalist whose stories from India have always been exquisitely reported and told. But I couldn't disagree with her more on this issue.
Rather, I have to agree a million times over with Dileep Premachandran, who, writing this piece in the Sports pages, argues that only a spectacular international failure stands any chance of rescuing Indian sport from the venal clutches of the country's shamelessly inept, cruel politicians.
I don't wish to see India shamed... but hopefully, he's right.
On a personal note: Tarquin, Maurya and I are headed back to Delhi in a few weeks- hooray!!! We deliberately skipped the Games on the advice of almost everyone... Sadly, it was clear months ago that they would prove an embarassing fiasco.
Still, we're mightily excited!! First on my agenda is a visit to the Lotus Temple... a meal at Colonel Kebabz... and a round of drinks with all our long, lost Dilli friends!!!