Aishwarya's beehive buzzes in Glasgow (CWG Diary)

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) The Indian touch in Glasgow is just not limited to the Games. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's hairdo has been making waves in the Commonwealth Games fashion circuit.

Rai was here to promote a Swiss luxury watch brand Longines, which is the official timekeeper and watch of the CWG.

A neat beehive well-balanced by the former Miss World wrapped in a black designer trench coat and boots had grabbed the spotlight at the Games. Her beehive has since then been trending on the web.


Pride House showcases LGBTI sport

For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games, a centre has been specifically designed to break down the social and personal barriers discouraging people from LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people from competing in sports.

Pride House Glasgow is offering a range of events woven around the common theme of dismantling the barriers.

Situated in Albion Street in Glasgow, at the heart of the Commonwealth Games activity. the centre integrates rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities into the fabric of the ongoing Games.

Pride House has been a bustling creative space since it opened its doors July 22. Guests already include ministers, sports organisers and rights activists.

The daily programmes comprise discussion, debate, theatre, sports, art and exhibits showcasing the best of LGBTI sport.


Glasgow Games woo one million learners

The official education programme for the Commonwealth Games - Game on Scotland - has connected over one million learners from across Scotland and the Commonwealth to participate in Games-related educational activity.

Game on Scotland is a partnership programme involving the Scottish Government, Glasgow 2014 organisation committee and the Glasgow City Council.

Its website,, is the most successful free standing website, receiving over 1.25 million views from over 200,000 unique users since its launch last year. Around 4,300 people registered for regular updates and there were an estimated 100,000 downloads of teaching materials.

One of the main aims of Game on Scotland was to provide a unique, once in a lifetime experience for children and young people. Schools have been handed out 1000 tickets to attend the Games and experience them first hand, whilst others have received Games Celebration Packs, visits from Commonwealth Games athletes and Clyde (the Commonwealth Games mascot.