Nirbhaya Verdict – A Condolence for Jyoti

File Photo of Nirbhaya’s mother (left) paying tributes at Rajghat in New Delhi on the occasion of her daughter’s fourth death anniversary.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.


‘Aggravating Circumstances,Brutal, Diabolic and Barbaric’, Says Supreme Court in hearing, Confirms Death To all 4 Convicts “


In 2012, the nation was shaken up by the news of a dastardly gangrape of a 23-year-old in a moving bus in the national capital. Late on a Sunday night on December 16, 2012, the victim along with her male companion were returning from a screening of the film Life of Pi in Saket. Both of them were waiting to hail an auto rickshaw for a ride back home at around 9.30 pm. Around this time, an off-duty charter bus driven by people not driving for commercial reasons passed them and offered to give them a ride to Dwarka from Munirka. Soon, the victim’s companion noticed the route taken by the driver was different than normal and the doors of the bus had been tightly shut.

When he objected to it, the bus occupants raised fingers at the boy and the girl saying why were they out at night so late. At this point, a scuffle ensued between the victim and her companion and the other occupants of the bus, which ultimately resulted in a bloody fight and the gang rape. The two victims were thrown out of the bus in half clothed and bloodied state. A passerby found them at 11 pm and rushed them to Safdurjang hospital where they were given immediate treatment. The victim remained in a critical condition until her death on December 29, in Singapore where she had been taken for further treatment. Her companion survived after being treated for a few broken ribs.

One of the accused, Ram Singh hanged himself in prison, while another person, who was a juvenile at the time of the crime, was convicted in August last year and will serve the maximum sentence of three years in a reform home.


The matter is been heard by the apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan.

The convicts – Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh – challenged the Delhi High Court order which had sentenced them to the gallows.Earlier, the trial court also had sentenced all the four convicts to death penalty.




Who is the best replacement for M.S. Dhoni as wicket keeper in test cricket and why?

Who is the best replacement for M.S. Dhoni as wicket keeper in test cricket and why? by Amit Kumar

Answer by Amit Kumar:

Well this a very interesting question in the cricket loving nation.

There are several candidates who are front runners in the race but in Test Cricket we need a player who should have patience ,courage and lots of determination .

So one needs to have a sufficient experience , some of them whom i see for next 2–3 years are :-

  1. Parthiv Patel – He got inducted in test team very early , he started cricket career before Dhoni did , recent consistent success in Ranji trophy and in IPL makes him top contender for this post.He can resolve opening woos for Team India .
  2. Dinesh Karthik – Another Biggie having vast experience in domestic circle and being a middle order batsman makes him a better choice in Test.
  3. Riddhiman Saha – Already he’s playing and performing well , so we can think of him for next 2–3 years playing for India.But his real test will be on Foreign soil which needs to tested yet.

Test matches are rarely played now a days i.e 5–6 tests per year (if we ignore last year 2016–2017 session, when India played 13 tests, which has been one of the rarest season).

After 2–3 years I have a feeling that 2 current Indian batsman who played in U-19 world cup 2016 can be among the best choice to replace MSD in test cricket.

  1. Ishan Kishan – Having such a wonderful U-19 world cup , top scorer from Jharkhand in Ranji after Ishank Jaggi , which led his team to qualify first time in Semifinal of Ranji Trophy . He has shown his excellent captaincy skills at U-19 and he’s cool like MSD .Presently he is blasting runs for Gujarat Lions. He is still 18 years old. He can open the inning as well as he can play in middle order as per team’s requirement.

Risabh Pant – He is among every one’s mind . He has impressed a lot . He’s a fearless cricketer. He has got all his praises from Cricket Gods like – Sachin ,Saurav, Sehwag etc. He has potential to hit any ball just like Dhoni . He has surely impressed with his batting skills and by his determination .He’s inning of 97 runs against Gujarat Lions has been termed as one of the finest and fearless inning of IPL .

It seems Indian wicket keeping for next coming 10 years seems to be in safe hands and competitive. However MS Dhoni is a legend and legends can never be replaced.

I wish all future cricketers best of luck who are going to Donn Dhoni’s gloves.

Jai Hind

Who is the best replacement for M.S. Dhoni as wicket keeper in test cricket and why?

Swachh Survekshan Rankings 2017

Swachh Survekshan Rankings 2017 is out . It was announced by Union Urban Development Minister Shri Venkaiah Naidu .Around 37 lakh citizens submitted their responses. The survey was conducted by the Quality Council of India.Last year’s survey ranked 73 cities across the country in which 1 lakh citizens had given their feedback.The cleanliness survey was carried out during January and February.

Cities were evaluated on five parameters – waste collection, solid-waste management, construction of toilets, sanitation strategies and behavior change communication.

The rankings are based on the data provided by municipal corporations, independent assessors and feedback from people. In all, 3.7 million citizens participated in the exercise.India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh is also the dirtiest. Fifty of the 62 of its cities that were surveyed ranked below 300.

Swachh Survekshan Rankings
Rank 2017 Survey 2016 Survey
1 Indore Mysuru
2 Bhopal Chandigarh
3 Visakhapatnam Tiruchirapalli
4 Surat New Delhi
5 Mysuru Visakhapatnam
6 Tiruchirapalli Surat
7 New Delhi Rajkot
8 Navi Mumbai Gangtok
9 Tirupati Pimpri-Chinchwad
10 Vadodara Mumbai
11 Chandigarh Pune
12 Ujjain Navi Mumbai
13 Pune Vadodara
14 Ahmedabad Ahmedabad
15 Ambikapur Imphal
16 Coimbatore Panaji
17 Khargone Thane
18 Rajkot Coimbatore
19 Vijaywada Hyderabad
20 Gandhinagar Nagpur
21 Jabalpur Bhopal
22 Hyderabad Allahabad
23 Sagar Vijayawada
24 Murwara (Katni) Bhubaneshwar
25 Navsari Indore
26 Vapi Madurai
27 Gwalior Shimla
28 Warangal Lucknow
29 Mumbai Jaipur