Yeah, the Olympic Torch Relay happened place in Delhi today, our precious Capital. One thing was that there was no violence, with all the talk about India being geographically close to China and Tibet, the security we were to provide for the whole thing was a attention-grabber all over. Thankfully, nothing happened.
If London, Paris and San Francisco embarrassed themselves by letting protestors close to the Torch, India embarrassed itself by a simple act. 2.3 kms distance, 70 people carrying the Torch. Some greats like Dhanraj Pillay, Milkha Singh and other Gold Medal winning Hockey Team Captains, shooters and Weight Lifters and obviously Bollywood Fellows. HOW can people like Saif Ali Khan bear the guilt of actually carrying the Torch when it was being carried by Sporting Legends of our own Nation? HOW??? I just can't understand India's obsession with letting Film Stars lift these torches, If I remember right, last time for the Athens Olympics, Aishwarya Rai was part of the relay team!!!!! How crappy is that???
Well, to compensate for all of this obvious acts of lunacy, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi carried the torch Together as the last people and lit the Big Flame. It was really good to see some deserving people carry it and Paes and Bhupathi put away their differences and carry the Torch together. That was a good gesture.