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?
2nd October on Friday! Awesome! I am going to enjoy this extended weekend - probably the thought running through most of our minds. Many of us might even be thinking of going home or on a trip. But we need to understand that National Holidays should not only be seen as ‘holidays’ but also as a day when we must show our respect towards their significance. Don’t worry we are not going to judge you for your partying plans but at the same time one must ask that Should we squander the significance of these holidays?
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.
Very recently, a Congolese teacher was beaten to death by a group of three men, after an argument while boarding an auto-rickshaw.