The world seems to be opening up to a new realization, and a change of focus.
The London Games were a most enjoyable spectacular extravaganza, which Britain hosted in its unique way. It was fun and games all along for thirteen days or so, almost a national holiday for most people, London enjoying brilliant sunshine.
It was a great event, with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei allowing their ladies also to compete in the sporting and athletic events. If they allow women to drive at home as well, the international empowerment of ladies shall have taken a right turn.
The Indian contingent took home six medals, two silver and bronzes, and all got a tumultous heros' welcome in the spirit of having competed gracefully. They will try to change the colour upwards at Rio. Mary Kom, six times world champion, has put her town of Manipur on the world map. How much talent there is on the east coast of India, in Orissa, Meghalya, Assam, West Bengal can only be imagined. But certainly if funds for training as well as better facilities were available in India, certainly they can do better.
Compared to the World Cup in South Africa when the North Korean team was so sheltered from the outside world and did so poorly, in London their team did them proud taking so many gold medals. There is something in the competitive spirit showing itself in honesty and fair competition which wins the day.
The whole world community likes fun and games, peace and prosperity....World leaders who set such agendas are likely to find favour from their citizens. It would be so natural, wouldn't it?