Yes Minister!

September 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm 5 comments

My nephew who knows about my love for Delhi sent me a link to an online article yesterday about Delhi in lieu to the upcoming Commonwealth Games and of course it made it to all the leading newspapers today.

 Our Union Home Minister Mr. P Chidambram at a public function in the city said that he expects Delhizens to become International class people. He wants us to behave in a certain manner, follow traffic rules, and check our rudometer etc etc. All because we are hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and that we are residents of an International City!

Really are we??? The city has power issues, water woes, traffic troubles etc etc, so how can the Govt. claim to call Delhi a world class city? Most importantly are the politicians prepared to except the change or rather be the change for the rest to follow?

 I agree that traffic rules here have little or no meaning for the residents but my biggest grouse is when a VIP is out on the roads, we see cops blocking the movement of vehicles and pedestrians. When will our ministers realize that it should be the other way round. Common Man is not a threat to their life and has a little or no impact on them but they create so much chaos for us. Imagine an ambulance with a critical patient waiting for the minister’s car to pass by.

Recently, I went for a fund raising event for a cancer organization where our honorable Delhi CM was supposed to be the chief guest but after making everyone wait for over 2 hours she didn’t turn-up. Now that’s not what we expect from a CM of an ‘International City’.

I admit that at times those who got big cars to show off couldn’t care less for the cyclists on the roads. It just got proved last night when our poor office help got beaten up by a bunch of rich brats when his modest mode of conveyance touched their status symbol. I wonder how people can assume that the road was gifted to them by the automobile company with the purchase… 

Yeah! We do have a long way to go and 2010 is here. Will Delhi rise to the International standards as a city and will the people contribute to it too?

 My question is do we need an international event to challenge us to behave better? and only if we host events like this our city can expect to rise above average?


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. MadhaV  |  September 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    to rise above city this type event is not necessary but yes i can say that this type of event can boost the rise of city…

    i’d never been to Delhi but my roommate often praise about the development and life style of Delhi people.

    • 2. delhizen  |  September 23, 2009 at 4:04 pm

      Delhi is a great city, ofcourse being the National capital, a state it always grabs eyes from across the world. For progress it is a must, that we don’t just preach but practice as well and unfortunately that culture is missing!

      Development is an ongoing process, long way to go before we can call ourselves truly ‘International’!

  • 3. Mayur  |  September 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I think Mr. Chidambaram meant this…
    “Dehliets, boss you are hosting a big event. At least start well behaving now? Look at what your CM does. She turns up late at the events… or doesn’t turn up at all. Grow up guys!”

    🙂 Is that what he wanted to say?

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