Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dow Chemicals – Olympics – Bhopal Gas Tragedy…

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Indian NGOs working with the survivors of the gas leak and the IOA have repeatedly demanded that Dow Chemical should be dropped as one of the sponsors for the Olympics.

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Demanding that Dow Chemicals be dropped as a sponsor for the Olympics. Hmm. Question – Assuming that Dow does get dropped – What exactly would be accomplished for the victims (and/or their families) of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy?

The IOA wants the IOC to understand and appreciate the sentiments and feelings of the victims. That is the argument presented by Mr. Malhotra. If it makes you (and the victims and their families) happy, then perhaps IOC could put up banners with pictures of the victims and their families. Without any sponsorship deal whatsoever (I so wish someone at IOC proposes this).

How is that for understanding and appreciating your sentiments!?

To sweeten the deal and to show just how understanding the IOC is, the IOC could suggest that the banners will be placed right above Dow Chemical's banners.

Before you start calling me names and reminding me how emotionally bankrupt I am – please understand that according to the IOA and Mr. Malhotra – the BANNER is all important.

Displaying Dow Chemical's banners will hurt the sentiments and feelings of the victims. Given that the IOA and Mr. Malhotra attach so much importance to a banner, let them have a banner of their own for the victims and have it displayed.

Dikhaawon pe mat jaao, apni akal ladaao.

Jaahil log.

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