Cricket is a religion in India.
This is what we say and believe in, although never thought it would be taken a tad too literally. Referring to the recent issue in NIT Srinagar, the loss of India in the semi-finals of the T20 world cup hit the country harder than predicted. The rift between India and Pakistan is highlighted in many matters across the country,but in a sensitive place like Kashmir, this is something inherent that takes place every day. Which is why this cricket match served as the initiation for something much bigger.
By Devashish Kumar
She was vengeful. But against whom could she inflict her vengeance? The rich guy who raped her and ruined her life? The police for harassing her in the name of interrogation? Lawyers who tormented her and raped her all over again with the twenty questions? The inconsiderate jury who were bent on paying their children's school fees? The lab assistant for lying to the jury that she had absolutely no sign of being raped and she was making this up only because she got pregnant in the act? The parents and teachers of the evil vandal who made him that way? The media who were more interested in making it to the front page rather than sympathizing with her? The government for taking safety precautions so lightly? Neighbours who looked her down with contempt? Or herself for not being strong enough to protect herself. Whom could she blame?
IIT Delhi, India’s premier engineering institution and a legacy in itself has braved through the winds of time for 56 years and has been going as strong as ever. Established with a vision to produce engineers and scientists of the highest calibre through education and tightly integrated with research and extension, IIT Delhi has done great so far.
People ask me this a number of times. What did I do a night before the elections? Did I cut any back deals? What last fringe attempts did I make to salvage my situation? How did I employ my group to maximise my chances of winning? So, what was I really doing a night before the elections.