Sunday, August 22, 2010

Commonwealth Games 2010 - Tips for tourists visiting India

Commonwealth Games organisers have compiled an extensive list of hints and tips for visitors to the October event, the guide providing a valuable insight into social mores as well as helping to avoid embarrassing situations.

Visitors to the Delhi multi-sports gathering now understand that greeting an Indian woman with a peck on the cheek is frowned upon, public displays of affection are strictly off limits and they should not panic if strangers stare at them.

Also, it is always safer to use bottled water while brushing teeth, discussing politics is fine but not religion, while knees and shoulders should be covered at holy places.

The guide puts a lot of stress on sartorial modesty and respecting local customs, especially important when visiting temples and religious sites, where trousers or full-length skirts should be worn and shoulders should be covered.

Published on the official website ( for the Games, organisers also explain that in Sikh temples your head must be covered and that the better-dressed tourists were likely to be the ones attracting the least attention.

However, the guide does add that "even in the most cosmopolitan Indian cities, the chances are that your different appearance might mean that you will be stared at. Please do not be offended, no harm is meant, it is just curiosity."

The traditional Indian Namaste, with folded palms, is advocated as a good way to win friends in Delhi while shaking hands with a woman, or greeting her with a kiss, might raise a few eyebrows.

"If she extends her hand, you must reciprocate but don't be the first to extend your hand," is the advice for male tourists, who are also informed that a peck on the cheek is appropriate only when the woman in question is a model or beauty queen.

The guide adds that Indians are prone to shake their heads during conversations and visitors should suppress their amusement if they found it funny.

For those worried about hygiene, organisers say it is better to avoid public toilet facilities, which can be of dubious cleanliness, and carry tissues or wet wipes.

Last month, the organising committee announced beef would not be served during the Oct. 3-14 Games, respecting local dietary traditions.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Age no matter for Scotland this common wealth games

WHEN it comes to the Commonwealth Games, it's fair to say that for Scotland, age does not matter. Yes your read is right Grace Read who is the youngest athlete in the Scotlad players list is 14 years old. She is 58 years younger than t 72 years young, Wood. Wood is participating in the commonwealth games for the record eigth time. In case Wood get a gold this games he would oldest perosn to win gold in commonwealth games history thus suprassing the record held by Australian bowler Dorothy Roche who won gold at the age of 61.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tata Motors India Commonwealth Games Official Transporter

For the commonwealth games starting from 3 October till the 14th, Tata Motors one of the leading automobile manufacturer company in India will provide the transport solutions throughout the games and for the Queens Baon relay. MOU for the same was signed between Tata Motors and CWG games Organising Committee.

1,789 vehicles with Drivers, fuel and backup services will be provided by the Tata motors.