India, the perfect location for the Games
Do you know what? India is the perfect location for the Commonwealth Games.
I've been here three days and it has been a more culturally enriching process than Melbourne, and more uplifting than Manchester. If Glasgow can capture half of the sheer joy of India then it will have done well.
To all the people who have called off: you have let yourselves down and your countries down. Most of all, you have let India down, and this is the country whose citizens make up half of the entire Commonwealth.
I want to go into this in a bit more depth in my next blog but our Western attitude needs to be adjusted.
There is a pompous Britishness that expects perfection, when we don't even get perfection at home. And it's good for the West to get a glimpse at what really happens in the world, and not just by watching Judith Chalmers on the Holiday Programme.
What do you mean it's no longer on?
Besides which, I like imperfection. Nothing is perfect. I am, for instance, a shambles.
Newsround's Sonali Shah and Sport Monthly's Katie Still join John at India Gate.
It's strange when you have a couple of days you think you will remember all your life. Yesterday was a day of filming links at India Gate for Sport Monthly's Commonwealth Games preview programme. It's a huge, stunning archway built for fallen heroes and as the sun sets it is bright with pink glory.
Locals and visitors come to promenade in perfect heat and marvel at a stunning location. I got the chance to meet Sonali Shah, the Newsround presenter, who was also filming links here, which demanded a picture.
Today was a day off - the last, we have been told - and we had a long walk past men who chase the dragon on the streets (I thought they were shooing persistent monitor lizards) and we meandered among tuk-tuks to get to the appropriately named Kwality curry house.
After 12-hour days it was good. And it struck me - we have exactly the same in Glasgow.
The Commonwealth Games grip Delhi, along with John Travolta's holiday in India, of course. The Scottish athletes are to the fore in newspapers with Willie Wood on page one of the Times of India.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit - yes, her name was read out far too often by an eager announcer four years ago in Melbourne - says that the "deep cleaning" has finished and I suspect that various brands of moisturising cream are claiming credit.
So far, I feel safe and I feel that India is a wonderful place. They could not have given these games to a better place.
Alarmingly, some Welsh athletes have been photographed with vuvuzelas. There are being brought on site to scare off the langurs that were brought in to frighten the monkeys.