“Blame it on the Rain” was a song written by Diane Warren and sung by Milli Vanilli in 1989. It had become extremely popular. Part of the lyrics were as follows:

You said you didn’t need her
You told her good-bye
You sacrificed a good love
To satisfy your pride
Now you wished
That you should have her
And you feel like such a fool
You let her walk away
Now it just don’t feel the same
Gotta blame it on something…

Blame it on the rain that was falling, falling
Whatever you do don’t put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah yeah…

You can blame it on the rain
Cos the rain don’t mind
And the rain don’t care
You got to blame it on something
You can blame it on the rain…

Indeed you can blame the rain for anything, even for the XIX Commonwealth Games scheduled to begin on 3 October 2010 at New Delhi. The CWG has all along been in the news for all the wrong reasons: corrupt practices, mismanagement, lack of coordination, poor standards, schedules lagging way behind targets, athletes failing doping tests, and so on. Initially, some strong actions were taken and a few heads rolled. But as time went by, scapegoats became harder to find. Finally, there came a brilliant idea out of somewhere and it has now caught up with everyone. It is now officially stated that the delay, unpreparedness and shoddiness is attributable to the fact that IT RAINED DURING THE MONSOON. It is now officially said that if it had not rained during the monsoon, the work would have been completed ahead of schedule. Remember, after all,

You can blame it on the rain
Cos the rain don’t mind
And the rain don’t care
You got to blame it on something
You can blame it on the rain…

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