Injury to the Chinese badminton player, who took the first set comfortably, and the generous new system of awarding double bronze medals helped India out with 3 of the 5 medals, but a medal's a medal so I owe Maysun a plate of authentic Dhakiaya Biriyani. At least the Indians are on the world stage collecting medals. Something I can't claim for Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Pretty appalling to see close to 1.5 billion people coming up with just 5 medals thanks to India, luck and IOC's generosity. So I suppose we'll continue to live vicariously when it comes to all sports other than cricket.
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)