India has quite had it.
Although it surprises me that everyone seems shocked with what is being exposed of Kalmadi and the kala dhanda behind the Common Wealth Games, because I thought everyone must know whats been going on for decades now?
Thank heavens for RTI and thank heavens for a media which is leaving no stone unturned on all the dirty play behind our politics, else we would have gone on like somnabulists through life and let the rot lie.
I like the fact that our media has arrived at the stage where it is able to pit one party against another and therefore make the world see politicians reveal themselves by exposing another in the process.
CWG is an answer to the embarrassment caused to BJP with IPL because it attacked the UPA.
So the story which started with Tharoor, went on to expose Modi and has climaxed with stripping Kalmadi naked, but in the bargain, the people of India have seen with their eyes, what they always knew about corruption, deals and debauchery with the exchequers money when it came to politics and governance. (I'm ignoring price rise, thousands of tonnes of rotting grain, Amit Shah, Modi and all other things forgotten for now).

The least common denominator in this game of sport is the athlete.
The less said the better here, as every channel, every bit of old and new media is burning with anger and shame.
Unfortunately, a politician like Tom Vaddakan isn't.
I think the rest of UPA spokespersons have abandoned their positions on this one and I'm not surprised that none of them, Jayanti Natarajan, Manish Tewari or for that matter Abhishek Manusinghvi were visible on TV this evening.
I'm sure they refused to defend Kalmadi and make fools of themselves like Tom Vaddakan did.
Has he lost it?!!!
Or is he so far removed from reality that he thinks Indians are fools?!!!

This time, politicians better get it straight.
They had better know that Indians are not sleeping, they never were.
Thanks to interactive media that today we are able to engage in the process and let them know what they always thought we didn't know.
Ordinary citizens of India have been taken for a ride by the politicians and the rich and the powerful right from the time of our independence. It has always been advantage, the wealthy, and disadvantage, the poor. And the poor have always paid a huge price for it.
I salute each one of those athletes, players and sports persons who have gone on to bring India pride and continue to do so despite these criminals who have the audacity to charge 4000 bucks for a roll of toilet paper and forge documents to justify their acts. I salute that labor which is treated worse than animals in hell in India, who have built that stadia despite poor and adulterated materials and lost their lives despite a constitution which upholds a law to protect them.
Who the hell do these guys who sit in high offices think they are? What gives them the right to such evil?
Where are their values, where is their morality?
How dare they do this to the country and how dare they then have the gall to appear on National Television to defend themselves?
Vaddakan is using national pride as a bait to save the skin of his party while the party, which has gone into hiding, is left with no choice but to confront the truth.
And the greatest tragedy here is, that it is five days since, and the UPA has still not sacked Kalmadi, on the contrary, is allowing him, the most tainted, to head a three member team to investigate his own filth.
Also that Vaddakan is pleading on national television that we should let the games go on for the sake of national pride.

The shame these guys have brought to the nation in front of the rest of the world is unparalleled. They have made India fall apart and crawl because of their greed for power and money. They have terrorized the very people they represent and hidden fact from them about the misuse of their money. They have blatantly lied for decades and pimped our integrity and self respect, and above all that want us to let the games go on for the sake of national pride and not question them about their crime?
Indians are unforgiving today.

Look at Kashmir. Look at UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal which are burning with poor jawans fighting poorer citizens and losing their lives, because of the complacency of the government?
Look at the neglect in the North East.
Look at how urbanization is taking place and how ordinary people are being raped by an inefficient archaic system.
Today, you go out in Mumbai where the roads are the pits in a car, and you feel like you are in a bullock cart. You try getting into a local train and it's horrendous what you go through.
New Delhi, the capital of India looks like a city bombed.
Look at the way the poor live in the worst weathers and look at how children suffer disease, and this man Tom Vaddakan, actually has the confidence to go on national television to barter patriotism for peoples pride?
Every young Indian who struggles is angry, and every young Indian who is opportune is guilty. This is what our next generation is about, and these loud obnoxious creatures, who have managed to find themselves in positions of power, sit and pontificate patriotism like each alphabet in the word bleeds with the blood of their ancestors?
Shame Shame Shame Vaddakan. Shame on you UPA, BJP and all other political party's of India which have not been able to clean their acts and prepare themselves for the challenges of the 21st century.
Ravi Shankar Prasad went ballistic on News Hour on Times Now, crying foul when Harish Salve called all politicians corrupt. He was hurt and offended that all politicians were being painted by the stroke of the same brush. I was laughing as he said that there are people like him in politics who have integrity and are honest. I wanted to tell him that he may be honest and may have integrity, but the fact that he keeps silent about what goes on within his party, be it when he defends Modi or be it when he keeps mum about Hindu terror supported by the RSS, it makes him equally to blame.
I saw Barkha Dutt on her show, The Buck Stops Here, talk to two Kashmiri youth this evening. I couldn't help tears roll. Forget the politicians Barkha. Start talking only to the people of India. In their words is the truth, the reality. Let the lies rest for a while and let the politicians work instead of inviting them to your studios and allowing them to paint a picture of India which is completely untrue.
I saw Arnab Goswami question his panel and couldn't stop anger from gripping me as all the truth tumbled out.
What have we done to our country? How have we brought it to this?
Our silence is to blame and if we don't break it immediately, it is our silence which is all that's going to remain way after us, as the world has already gone miles ahead.
If there is one thing which might save us, help us to speak out and protect us, it is our media. Fortunately, it has arrived at the place where politicians dare not attempt to muzzle it or else what is happening in Kashmir today, will happen in the rest of India as well, and they know it very well.
No Mark Tully, you are nobody to call the expression of our angst a tamasha as you did on NDTV on The Buck Stops Here last night. Be assured your agenda's are visible.
In this one time in our History, India stands at the cusp of change. And if the Common Wealth Games do not take place, we probably deserve it as it will wake us up.
This piece is dedicated to the whole of media which has the power and the will to redefine India and end the rule of those drunk on power and lusting for money.