Notes from a Beautiful City

Srinivas showed me this video from YouTube. The story itself isn’t news to me, but I hadn’t seen the video. It’s quite depressing. The Chief Minister of Delhi thinks that when people from the nations of the commonwealth visit us, our capital should look nice. She compares this beautification of Delhi to lighting up our homes for Diwali. Nobody thinks that’s wasteful expenditure, or thinks that it is trying to hide poverty, right?

The problem with that argument is that it’s crap. Would you decorate your hut by selling your brother off? It’s important your house looks nice at Diwali, right? The callousness! And this is the Chief Minister of Delhi!

Here’s the video. The makes deserve pats on the back, for being showing more compassion in ten minutes than the people running the commonwealth games have managed in their tenures.


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