When Life Gives You a Pothole, Do a Long Jump


When Life Gives You a Pothole, Do a Long Jump

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré


BJP Member of Parliament has offered some tips on how Indian athletes could achieve the kind of Olympic success that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has. If you haven’t been on the internet for a whole day, it involves the consumption of the meat of a certain animal that is most definitely not meant for public consumption. According to the MP, Udit Raj, Bolt won nine medals despite being poor because he found a way to make use of the facilities he was provided, and didn’t crib about whether or not funds were being pumped into his training.

The idea of not complaining is an alien concept to us, since we’re always cribbing about not getting that extra 20 per cent when we buy something. Let’s face it, we’re Indians; asking for more is in our blood. Be it a golgappa, extra coconut chutney, or an Olympic medal, it’s always “Bhaiyya, ek aur dena”.