Indians4Africa
Offering a refreshingly CRISP vision of Indians & Africa

Volume 9 , August 2012 edition 


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Theme: Olympics (27/7-12/8) And Paralympics (29/8 – 9/9)

OLYMPICS –  CREATING A MULTIPLE GOLD MEDAL WINNING INDIAN

It’s about 2 weeks that London Olympic flames dissolved into the darkness.  Athletes by now have returned to their countries. Those who won medals got treated like superstars, facing umpteen interviews, not just the winner, but his whole family, all his relatives, neighbours and even the dog who had watched him train.  If Michael Phelps was Indian, I bet they would have even started constructing a temple of him by now!
As things stand today, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and their ilk who win multiple gold medals in consecutive Olympics appear like a totally different species from a different planet all together.  Consider this: Indians are 1.2 billion strong & make up almost 20% of world population, have been participating in Olympics since 1900 have till date won just 9 gold medals, 8 of which came from hockey, all of them won almost a century ago when hockey was not that popular world-wide. Since then Indian hockey has declined and in London Olympics we got the wooden spoon for coming last.  Compare this Michael Phelps & Usain Bolt who have individually won 18 and 6 Olympic gold medals respectively!  So what exactly is wrong with us? Have I just stirred up a hornet’s nes...Read More
 
                                       
THEME RELATED

PARALYMPICS - WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IT ?

Paralympics does not have the media hype of  Olympics, but is just as interesting to watch...Read more

WHY ARE KENYANS SO GOOD AT RUNNING ?

A country as poor as Kenya consistently tops field events. Here is why...Read More or Listen

AMAZING OLYMPIC MOMENTS

Olympics are replete with moments that will remain etched in our memories forever. Here  are a few...Read More

OLYMPIC CLASSICS

Some unforgettable moments in
Olympic history ...View

HUMOUR CORNER

INSPIRATION
 
THE FUNNY SIDE OF OLYMPICS
A list of funny olympics moments, this should now get you interested in watching sport...View
  

ART AND LITERATURE

 
   
UNBREAKING THE RAINBOW - BOOK LAUNCH
Dr Amitabh Mitra  provides overview of his book being launched on 5th Sept...Read More

UNBREAKING THE RAINBOW - BY ELA GANDHI

 Ela  Gandhi- Mahatma Gandhi's grad daughter - explains why this book is worth reading...Read More
 HOME
ANTY RAO SPEAKS
My whole neighbourhood is brimming with activity, celebration is in the air and I too am feeling good about the fact that Mrs. KhannaΚΌs daughter is getting married in two weeks time...Read More
 
INSPIRING OLYMPIANS &
PARALYMPIANS
Olympians & Paralympians can be as amazing off the track as when they are on them. Here are a few examples:
2004 Olympic silver medallist
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore speaks
in a remote village of Rajasthan...Listen
  
  
Triathlete Sarah Reinertsen was the
world champion going into the 1992 Paralympics, but came home
empty-handed and devastated
...Listen
  
  
In 2008, Maarten van der Weijden
became Dutch national hero for
winning 10 km swimming marathon
– after “overcoming cancer"
...Listen
  
 
TRAVEL
  

WHY VISIT THE OLYMPICS GAMES

I love watching the Olympics, but I haven't been to the games since I was a young kid in L.A. in 1984. Since then, I've always wondered if it would be better to attend events or simply watch at home...Read More
 
 HEALTH


LOOSE WEIGHT THE EASY WAY

Exercise? No thanks we are Indian! And yes we also love our food and am not ready to give up this love of my life. Am I not being a typical Indian?  I grew up like most normal Indian kid – very interested in sports. Again being a typical Indian that sport has to be cricket. And so I would spend hours with cricket – watching it on TV of course...Read More

STAYING IN SHAPE DURING THE OLYMPICS

Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? What if you could achieve all this within the comforts of your own home.  Forget expensive gym contracts that never gets put to proper use, or have to deal with bulkly exercise equipment, these videos will help you to stay in shape and look your very best and all within your doorstep...Read More and View

                           EDITORIAL

OOOH, AAAHH, OUCHH...
and the games are declared open...PHEW, WOW, UMMMM...and the games are declared over...” the expressive overtures before and after London Olympics was the order of 4 years + two weeks of preparation plus execution of the Mega British event
...Read more

 
 
INTERVIEW
  
INTERVIEW : COUNSEL GENERAL DURBAN
Durban has a new Counsel General Mr V K Sharma. Listen to one of his 1st interviews and get to know him better...Listen
 
 
 
 
        
INTERVIEW - DR AMITABH MITRA
Dr Mitra is a well known poet / painter, in addition to being  a surgeon specializing in trauma. He has had an interesting life as well...Listen
 
 
 
CONVERSATION
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