Monday, August 11, 2008


Looking at Michael Phelps's Gold spree, though his second one owes to Jason Lezak's presence of mind, it won't be hazardous to guess the outcome of China's pursuit of medal tally.

Opinions across the world are shaped by, to a large extent, the focus and portrayal in western median. It is quite likely that these Olympics will be made known for individual success and genius than group/country/program's success. Michael Phelps is going to be the first amongst equals in that category. Then again individualism is linked to freedom and by extension fundamental rights. And the winner of any such history writing certainly is not going to be China.

There's a little schadenfreude in it all.

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