What we need is the will to hold the event, instead of grumbling about poor infrastructure. India has the potential as well as the resources to host any event including the Olympics. In fact, corporate houses are willing to dole out money and sponsor sports events. Moreover, we have already hosted the Asian Games and the World Cup, though most stadiums remain neglected, even today. We have the funds and the basic infrastructure. What we need to do is utilize them properly. India must realize that hosting the Olympics will improve her image, boost tourism and earn us a lot of foreign exchange.
(This letter published in Hindustan Times on January 15, 2003)