Sunday, 30 December 2012

Why india don't get a consistent fast bowler??

India has not found even a single fast consistent bowler after Kapil Dev. Whether Pakistan the neighbour of india has always come up with the mystries of the world?? Both the countries have similar people, resembling culture and almost equal fervor for sport of Cricket, the mystery being, how come Pakistan has and continues to, produce fast bowlers where as India is yet to produce even one quality fast bowler. Javagal Srinath was fast in the initial stages of his career but later on he also became medium pacer, Kapil was a medium paced swing bowler from day one although India has over 1 billion people, about six times more then Pakistan, and equally passionate about their cricket but still not a single fast bowler. 

It is an interesting and intriguing study to compare these two countries and the reasons that have contributed to such anomaly. There are no apparent reasons for that no one would be able to put a finger on any such element that can explain this oddity. Many theories have been mooted by many an expert and respected players, ranging from Geoff Boycott to Dennis Lillee, Imran Khan, Sarfraz Nawaz and Aqib Javed, have all tried to explain this phenomenon in some detail. Some of these theories have some substance and make sense but still do not explain the vast difference in its totality. 

The most successful Indian pacers, by no means fast, has been Kapil Dev with 434 wickets in an 18 year international career and Javagal Srinath has 236 wickets in 11 years of international cricket. That is significantly less then Imran 362 test wickets, Waqar Younis 373, Wasim Akram 414 test wickets, all these were genuinely fast bowlers and match winners. It is not only about wickets either, it’s about speed, serious speed that Pakistan has been able to produce and India has not. Even before Imran there was Sarfaraz with his 177 test wickets, arguably the founder of reverse swing, Asif Masood in 60’s with only 77 wickets and before them all Fazal Mahmood, not express pace but enough to disturb the best batsman with 139 wickets in his illustrious career.

Also in the over all comparison, especially in the last two centuries Indian cupboard looks bare, where as Pakistan, and as such many other countries, had to leave out really good fast bowlers, India failed to produce any genuine fast bowler. Once again reiterating that Kapil was a medium pacer and Javagal Srinath was the only genuine quick, although for a brief period, produced by India. General mark of quick bowling being someone who bowls in high 80’s mile per hour speed category or around 140 kmph range, if not in the 90’s. Let us just have a look at the names that come to mind from the last two decades, even if some of them did not play for much longer due to lack of positions in the team or injury. Zaheer, Irfan and munaf have the ability to fast bowl the have reduced with time.

Many experts beleive In india bowling coaches for action askes bowler to reduce the speed while in Pak the coaches allows the bowler to bowl however the bowler does with any action and speed. In recent only Zaheer was the hope for the fast bowling. He was performing stunning from last 2-3 years. He took 21 wickets in the 2011 world cup but his inconsistent form has put indian fast bowling on stake.

From Pakistan point of view if you exclude the obvious five fast one i.e. Imran, Wasim, Waqar, Shoib and Sami, you are still left with genuine fast bowlers like Azeem Hafiz, Tahir Naqqash, Fazle Akbar, Mohammad Akram, Mohammad Zahid, Shahid Nazir, and to an extent Aqib Javed (he was quicker then any of the Indian bowlers but was classified as medium due to relative comparison with two W’s) Mohsin Kamal the list goes on (we have not included Medium pacers like Siknadar Bakht, Wasim Haider, Rashid Khan, Jalaluddin, Azhar Mahmood, Abdulrazzaq etc.)

Well, what are the reasons for such difference, although India also has had MRF pace academy for the last 20-years or so with the sole remit of producing fast bowlers where the legendary Lillee works with youngsters, but, so far the academy has produced nothing of substance.

There are four theories that prevail in the Pakistani cricket circles that outline the reasons for Pakistan producing fast men consistently rather then India. Rahul Bhattachariya outlines these in his book, Pundits from Pakistan, in his interview with Aqib Javed, the theories have been put forward by many people in Pakistan cricket at different times, including Imran Khan, but Aqib has put them together in his role as academy coach and under 19’s team coach in the last four years. 

To be a fast bowler you need to have, it goes without saying, speed, but in order to generate speed you generally need to have a physique suitable for bowling fast, aggression i.e. the mental make up of a bowler, willingness to bowl fast, once again mental side of things and stamina and desire, and culture and a system of grooming fast bowling. So we understand that most of these four factors, if not all of them, make up a fast bowlers along with the natural ability or talent, which is a given for any sport. A closer inspection of these factors one by one reveals the reasons for them being in an individual or not and its impact on the ability to bowl fast consistently. 

Where the traditional Indian cricketing heroes have been batsmen like Punkaj, Vinoo Mankad, Nawab Patuadi, Nari Contractor, Ajit Wadekar, Gundappa Vishwanath, Sunil Gavaskar, Mohinder Amarnath and the list goes on. Is it any surprise that India has produced Sachin, Rahul, Yuraj, Dhoni and Sehwag and they should be able to find an express bowler soon.

But still, all of the new brigade is medium pace, Zaheer was quick when he came on, so was Nehra and every one expected Irfan to get quicker but all of them have become medium pacer with the passage of two to three years in international cricket. But none of them were as quick as the new bowlers bursting onto Pakistani cricket scene, Rana, Asif and Razzq all consistently bowl faster then their Indian counter parts but all are categorized as medium pacers, at least three current fast bowlers in Pakistani first class cricket are bowling over 90 mph regularly and still have not been able to get into the national side, Najaf Shah, Yasir Arafat and Mohammed Irshad. 

In my opinion it is the two later factors that are major reason for the disparity in fast bowling resources in India and Pakistan. Although having a good build certainly helps and once you have the skill, attitude either comes with it or becomes irrelevant, Steve Harmison is a genial chap, but O boy can he bowl fast. Tino best of West Indies is very aggressive but can he bowl in international matches? And the next big problem in India’s lack of fast bowlers is the development of fast bowlers or their education about fast bowling, Nehra, Agarkar, Balaji and Zaheer were all much quicker when they came into the Indian side then now and Irfan looked like a genuine heir to Wasim Akram’s throne, but have all either gone down or stopped growing, in terms of speed of bowling, in the last couple of years.

And Pakistanis need not worry, the grass is still green in the land, PCB and Pepsi recently conducted fast bowling clinic in a bid to unearth the fastest young bowler in land. From eight zones they picked the two fastest bowlers, below the age of 20, 16 bowlers assembled and then were reduced to 8 once again on the basis of sheer pace, all eight bowled well over 90 mph. And Wasim Akram and Imran Khan, who both knew a thing or two about fast bowling, say that the peak of a fast bowler is from the age of 24 till 29 when the body has filled up and bones strengthened, meaning this is the time when fast bowlers are at their quickest and more recently Anwar Ali and Jamshed Ahmad shone in the under 19 world cup final, incidentally against India, by successfully defending 109 runs.

India has always been a great batting sides. There all hero are the batsman, even country has produced many legendry batsman. But as a passage of time india is losing in bowling department leaving fast bowling beside india does not have a quality spinner now. Harbhajan is out of form and ashin in no more way to be a very good spinner. Whether Pakistan is improving his batting sides. Its a perfect time for Selector to give some attention to bowling department and find some good bowlers.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Dont let waste Delhi gang rape victim's life??

An Indian woman whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned mass protests has died today in Singapore where she was refered yesterday from Delhi. She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain. She was courageous in fighting for her life for so long against the odds, but the trauma to her body was too severe for her to overcome.

Her death has left a question mark to the indian society, culture and justice. This is not the first rape case which got so much coverage. It is the time to change the history and the lastest brutal delhi gang rape to not become the history. So is there any way to change history?? Whats the way to get justice or not to be summarized in history??? Can we channel all this furious energy and rage into effective action and deliver justice to the victim against all odds and in the face of official apathy? Or will this ultimately end up being all sound and fury signifying nothing, just like countless other rape cases in India over the years since Independence.

Although this attack had sparked demonstrations across India, culminating last weekend in pitched battles between police and protesters outraged over the lack of safety for women in the capital. The requirement is to become that fire against rape assaulters to burn untill the victim got justice.

It is heartning to know that reported rape cases in India -- where a cultural stigma keeps many victims from reporting the crime -- have increased drastically over the past 40 years from 2,487 in 1971 to 24,206 in 2011, according to official figures. New Delhi alone had 572 rapes reported last year and more than 600 in 2012.

New Delhi the national capital has the highest number of sex crimes among India’s major cities, with a rape reported on average every 18 hours, according to police figures. Government data show the number of reported rape cases in the country rose by nearly 17 per cent between 2007 and 2011.

Most women in Indian have stories of sexual harassment and abuse on public transportation, on the streets, and elsewhere. Regardless of how a woman dresses, "You are still open season for men." i belief there are a lot of reasons why this happens, but the patriarchal system is one, a lack of policing is another, and general treatment of women is not equal to men, even though it may be so under the law.
Most rapes and other sex crimes in India go unreported and offenders are rarely punished. But the brutality of this assault triggered public outrage and demands for better policing and harsher punishment for rapists. The case has received blanket coverage on cable television news channels.

But that's not enough. We have to find the rapid solution for making the society equal for the womens. A Nation where Daughters are neither safe inside WOMB nor OUTSIDE. e We as a country should have some fast track courts which can result justice in no time taking. We should also need to change the thougts of the society so an average man can understand that women is as equal as women.

I think the punishment for rape should be hanged untill death as it will definately thunder the criminals before they think of such crime. I hope that the entire political class and civil society will set aside narrow sectional interests and agenda to help us all reach the end that we all desire - making India a demonstrably better and safer place for women to live in.

Along with millions of my countrymen I can only extend my deepest condolences to the family of the victim and to the families of all the others who have suffered in silence.
The Victim girl by giving her life has given a chance to improve the society for the women. I wish the assaulters should be hanged as that was her wish and make indian society equal for male and female. So there can not be another rape victim. God gives peace her soul in heaven.

First t20 world cup champs no more in sight now??

Young indian team lead by Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 2007 stunned everyone by winning the inugural world t20 world cup. Indian team played that tournament without the legends Sachin, Saurav and Dravid. But what happend to indian team in the shortest format after the first t20 world cup that they keep loosing after that.

It will be astonishing to know in T20 cricket, a format in which India ruled the world, they have been suffering more reversals than victories. After stunning everyone by winning the inaugural World T20 in South Africa under a new captain, MS Dhoni, and a fresh team, India have struggled under the same man to replicate that success.

Interestingly they have not qualified beyond the Super Eights in last three successive WorldT20 tournaments after the first winning one. Till now they had not won even a single T20 bilateral series comprising more than one game. And all this despite possessing the most highprofile, cash-rich T20 league in the world, the IPL.

Tuesday's defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan, though a close one, showed yet again that the millionaires of IPL are paupers in T20 Internationals. So, what ails our Men in Blue in instant cricket? This is not a format which requires us to discover express pace bowlers or batsmen who can score in any condition - something that is a must to excel in Test cricket.
Everyone talks about there is no deficiency of talent in india. In the shortest format india have IPL league as talent recognisation. If there is so much talent, why do we lose so often? i guess the problem is to find right combination for the format. We does give chances to young fresh talents. we are the team who just repeat or gives more or more chances either they perform or not.
Murali Vijay played 13 matches without a fifty only because he is from south or somehow he performed good in IPL. Selectors have to understand that IPL is played in india where ball does not bounce uper than knees unless it is a beemer. Whether in foreign coutries balls keeps high and batsman face difficulties.
BCCI should also make bouncy pitches in india. So that our new young fresh talent can face the bouncy balls. If you will look at the worldcups in t20 in which india did not qualified in supereight. The maximum no of batsman was feared by the bouncers or they were unable to play.

India need to repeat the model that succeeded in SA in September '07. Our Team won then because the boys were pretty young and energetic. In the next few editions of the T20 World Cups, our players were older, and their reflexes, slower. 
A big advantage of that 'young' team was the fielding it displayed. Perhaps it was the best Indian fielding side ever. Who can forget Dinesh Karthik's diving catch in the slips to pouch Graeme Smith? That team affected as many as seven run outs (five of them were direct hits) as the young turks threw themselves around. Surely, fielding deserves more points in T20 cricket. Slow movers are a strict no-no and India still 'carry' a few of them in the T20 side, purely because they happen to be star cricketers in other formats.
A case in point being Virender Sehwag's selection ahead of Ajinkya Rahane for the WorldT20 in Sri Lanka. It is important to have speed and strength in T20. That applies to both the bowler and the batsman. We need to pick players based on their skill sets.

Confusion over what combination suits us in T20 cricket hasn't helped. Though Dhoni has been the skipper of the team for more than five years now, there has been too much chopping and changing. In the last 10 games, India have changed their playing XI eight times. Delhi seamer Parwinder Awana was played in two games, got hammered, and was left out.

Team management should give chances to young and fresh talent in the shortest formet of the game and should bring and talented faces also on regular interval. BCCI should module on bouncing pitches. If we have to win a series our team management will also have to work on team combination. The other teams have improved since 2007. There is a lot of T20 cricket played in other countries now and their players play in the IPL too.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Who can replace sachin in ODI??

So one day, that too on a Sunday, Sachin Tendulkar decides to retire, giving up on the only lucrative blue collar career in the world and opting to stick to cricket’s white collar day job. Sadly, his fans will not get to see him again on the field in coloured clothing, and those who watched him bat against Pakistan in Mirpur, will be thanking their stars for making it to the day/night match. From now on, India’s favourite batsman will not be seen at a World Cup, and there won’t be a number on his back. 

Sachin Tendulkar 'The great indian cricket legend' has now hung up his pads from ODI. He has been serving for country from last twenty three years. Words are not enough for him some cricket fans beleive him as "Father of Cricket" while other calls him the record book who has the records for maximum runs, maximum runs, maximum number of mathches all of his name. But now we have to move on..We have to find another one who can fit the great Tendulkar's boot.

The real test for India now is finding another cornerstone who can guide India. This i believe can be Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli is a confident young man with an amazing array of shots to dazzle fans with. He seems to have a steady head and at the moment the only pillar holding the Indian shaky middle order together and the lone bright spot India had after this T20 world cup. He seems to have the temperment and class to be a star for India. He has proven he has the skill and attitude to get to the top. He has already played a big hand in many Indian victories over the last 2 years. Virat has been consistent and even when India was struggling on there tours he was one of the few bright spots that were present for that team. Virat has the skill to take over being the pillar of India and i believe India is hoping he does too.

Can he become the cornerstone of Indias New batting lineup?  Tendulkar now has hung his pads up, but India will need to find a suitable candidate to play the role he played for them. Sachin used to help India get off to a great start but most importantly was always there to anchor the innings, case and point the most centuries by any man who has ever played cricket. He guided India to setting and chasing many High totals and was a pillar for India even when other batsmen crumbled around him. It was a joy to watch him during his best.

I remember how Sachin used to play when he was younger and Virat Kohli reminds me of him. Virat made his debut in One Day International ODI cricket in 2008 when both Sachin and Sehwag were injured. Also, following that, he was able to be a part of the team at times when Yuvraj Singh was injured or when Sachin Tendulkar was rested. But, in all the chances he got, he has performed really well and in 2010, he became the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in ODI cricket. In 2o10, he also became India’s leading run-scorer with 995 runs including 3 centuries from 25 matches at an average of 47.38. (Wikipedia). He is still young and has a long way to go. In 2011, he was the highest run scorer in ODI, he was also choosen as Cricketrt of the year award. Hope he continues to peform great and brings a lot of glory to our nation. If he continues to play the way he is doing right now, am confident, he has the potential to become the ”next Sachin”. Interestingly, Kohli considers Sachin his idol and hates to be compared to him. I feel if does well, it will be a great tribute to his idol as well.

To be frank guys, when Kohli “twists” the bat with his wrists and arm power, its worth watching. He makes quick decisions about the stroke he is going to play after a quick analysis of the field arrangement and the bowler’s strategy and all this means a lot to the audiences and his fans and he truly deserves to be at this “average”. This is just a beginning for him and there are “lot more twists to come”.

The under ninteen captain, Unmukt Chand can also replace him. He has lead the team for under 19 world cup and won the world cup to the india. Meanwhile, Unmukt Chand can wait in the gallery or dressing room and wait for his chance to play for the national team.

To fill the sachin's place is never going to be easy. but the youngers like Virat and Unmukt kept the hopes alive with their performances. They have a long way to go. By now we can only see the talent they have and wish them to carry india on his shoulder like the legend Sachin.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Did Narendra Modi crossed first step for PM??

Narendra Modi took oath as Gujarat Chief Minister today. After sworning as gujrat chiefminister Narendra Modi has left a prominent question behind in national politics?? Will he be stepping a stone towards a bigger political role at the national level, even perhaps as the BJP's candidate for Prime Minister in 2014.

Mr Modi's big victory(115 seats out of 182) last week is seen by his many supporters as a bigger political role at the national level, even perhaps as the BJP's candidate for Prime Minister in 2014. But there are many obstacles in Mr Modi's way. Even BJP alliance JDU  has made clear that it does not share that enthusiasm or vision; Mr Nitish Kumar has repeatedly said that any move by the BJP to foist Mr Modi as a candidate for PM of the National Democratic Alliance that it leads, will result in a divorce between the two partners of many years. 

But the win that he delivered last week in the Gujarat Assembly elections has reinforced Mr Modi's star status within his party and indeed in the NDA, and the Gujarat Chief Minister drew attention to the many leaders now crowding a massive stage at the Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad, which has been readied to accommodate more than one lakh people today. As he left home to be sworn in, he invited an even bigger audience, posting on Twitter, "Glad to see love of so many people and  the presence of distinguished leaders.

At the same time, there are few polarizing figures. Controversy has followed Mr Modi since 2002, when, after 58 people were killed in an arson attack on two train carriages carrying Hindu activists, Gujarat erupted in a spasm of brutal anti-Muslim riots. As many as 2,000 Muslims were killed in the violence that followed, and 10 years later, many people in India still blame Modi, who was chief minister at that time too, and his colleagues for their alleged complicity in the attacks. Modi has always firmly denied such accusations. When asked about his role in the riots in an interview with TIME magazine earlier this year, he refused to comment on the subject. “Let people say what they want to say. My action will speak.” In October this year, the U.K. government announced that it had instructed its high commissioner in New Delhi to re-engage with the Gujarat state administration. Modi has been denied visas to the U.S. in the past, however, and 25 American lawmakers recently called on President Barack Obama to do so should Modi seek entry to the U.S. again.

That poses an awkward situation as Modi very closer to seeking the country’s top job. His election team ran what was surely one of the most ambitious state campaigns that India has seen, employing 3-D holographic technology so he could deliver stump speeches in dozens of locations at once. (The tactic, intended to highlight the state’s technological prowess, drew immediate criticism from Congress, which demanded the Election Commission look into how the gimmick was funded.) The stakes here are high: without this win, Modi risked losing the momentum he will need if he wants — as many think he does — to try to bring his political career to the national stage in 2014.
Neither Modi or any senior BJP leader has never publicly said Modi will be the next Prime Minister candidate of India. But senior BJP leaders have floated his name saying he has a great potential or he is just perfect for PM. Many times, setting the stage for a possible showdown between Modi and Rahul Gandhi during campaigning next December. Though he was not running for any seat in Gujarat, as Congress’ general secretary, Gandhi has become central to his party’s 2014 election campaign. It is still unclear whether the 42-year-old will take over the reins if a Congress-led government were to be voted into office in 2014. Like Modi, he has never stated that he covets the spot at the top of India’s political scrum. But unlike Modi, many in India speculate that Gandhi doesn’t actually want the job. Doubts about his appetite for the post were recently raised again when, in a recent Cabinet reshuffle, he did not take a ministerial position.
But as elections got under way, some questioned whether Gujarat’s growth has translated into the levels of poverty reduction that it should have, drawing attention to the widening rich-poor divide in some parts of the state. For others, the specter of such a polarizing figure leading the nation raises questions much larger than whether trickle-down economics is working in western India. Modi’s critics fret over how a man associated with one of the worst cases of communal violence in India is the right person to move this diverse country forward.
Derailing Team Modi’s narrative that Gujarat is excelling in development apart from country and economic growth had been one of Congress’ key strategies in fighting his re-election. Modi’s highly effective p.r. crew has been peddling the story of Gujarat’s growth for many months, touting its development policies as a model for other Indian states. Their claims are not baseless. As noted in this magazine’s March cover story on Modi said

   "Today, Gujarat is the only state in India where both big businesses and small     farmers can expect an uninterrupted power supply for nearly 24 hours a day, with the premium rates paid by big business used to subsidize rural electrification. In 10 years, Gujarat’s auto industry has grown from one modest plant to an expected capacity of 700,000 cars in 2014, including billion-dollar investments announced last year by Ford and Peugeot."

It’s a question that BJP leaders are no doubt thinking hard about as they ruminate who will be the next man for the top job from their party. But millions of Gujaratis have already made up their mind. As one supporter tweeted out on Thursday: “Modi is my PM because he’s growth-focused, decisive, tactful, visionary and good at marketing.” Whether or not it was a typo — Modi was just re-elected CM of Gujarat, not PM of India — is unclear, but it’s probably not an error that anyone on his celebrating team would try to correct anytime soon.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Fabulous indian rape illusion

    Now a days India have “The Fabulous Indian Rape illusion” where a young woman or child is brutally gang-raped  by a bunch of men and a couple of days later the story mysteriously disappears from the media headlines and public memory while the battered victim was abandoned to an inefficient judicial system and a callous society!

During ninteenth century “The Faboulous Indian Rope illusion” was said to be performed in and around India .Sometimes described as "the world’s greatest illusion", it reputedly involved a magician, a length of rope, and the disappearance of an assistant. It would be hundred years before "the great Indian rope trick" was fully exposed as a hoax.

The latest disaster of brutal rape case in New Delhi is that despite all the shock and anger that is being vocalized at the moment, will also end up being another shameful statistic in the history of Modern India.
So is there any way to change history?? Whats the way to get justice or not to be summarized in history???  Can we channel all this furious energy and rage into effective action and deliver justice to the victim against all odds and in the face of official apathy? Or will this ultimately end up being all sound and fury signifying nothing, just like countless other rape cases in India over the years since Independence.

Let us take a quick recap of some of the most revolting rape cases in recent times which were highlighted amongst hundreds of rapes because of the unspeakable savagery and inhumanity which made these cases stay in our memory.

1. The infamous Buddha Jayanti Park gang-rape case when four members President's Bodyguards brutally raped a helpless Delhi University student in uniform. The crime was committed when the 17-year-old girl, along with her boyfriend had gone to Buddha Jayanti Park in the backyard of the Presidential Palace on October 6, 2003, to watch a programme of the Dalai Lama. (How ironic and tragic can life be!)
After nine long years the courts finally gave 2 of them life imprisonment and two of them got a decade in jail and will probably be free by next year!

2.Only few weeks later, a 28-year-old Swiss diplomat stepped out of the Siri Fort auditorium after watching a film at the International Film Festival. As the diplomat was about to get into her car she was abducted and raped in her own car by two men while being driven around the Safdarjung Development area.  

3.  On 27 November 1973, Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse at the KEM Hospital in Mumbai was sexually assaulted by Sohanlal, a sweeper on contract at hospital. Though police lodged a case of robbery, assault and attempted murder, they did not record rape, ostensibly to save her impending marriage.  It has been almost forty years since then and Aruna has been living in a permanently vegetative state which does not permit her to know, least of all enjoy, favourite foods, music, people. It also doesn’t allow her to smile in response to an external influence. Aruna has mush tipped into a nasal-feed pipe going directly into the stomach to keep her alive. For almost forty years she has been condemned to a living hell.

Her rapist, Sohanlal, went to jail for seven years but now his whereabouts are not known.

4.  In 2001, in the first of its kind incident in Delhi, a 26-year-old woman was gang raped by four men in a moving Blueline bus. The victim boarded the bus from Mathura Road in south Delhi. The men threw her out of the moving bus after raping her.

5.  A Delhi University student was raped in a moving car by four men near Dhaula Kuan in south Delhi in 2005. The victim was walking home after buying food from a roadside eatery along with a friend.

6.  In 2010, an 18-year-old girl and a 24-year-old woman, who worked in a factory at Mangolpuri, were raped by four men, including a minor, in a car in Sultanpuri area in north Delhi.

7.  The same year, a 30-year-old BPO employee from Manipur, was picked up by four drunk men near Dhaula Kuan and gang-raped for over 40 minutes in a moving vehicle.

8.  In April 2011, a Class 10 student of Gurgaon was abducted and raped by three men as they drove around in south Delhi.

9. In August 2012, a minor girl who had gone to the market with her two friends, was gang-raped by nine boys who drove around Pitampura area. The accused stopped the car in which the girls were travelling, abducted the victim at gun-point and raped her in their car.

Shamefully the list of such rape cases is nonterminating but they mysteriously disappear like the Great Indian Rope illusion. The usual scenario after each case is a media frenzy for a few days during which the same characters come out of the woodwork with the same platitudes and shaking of heads. “ This is something very terrible- Something has to be done – We as a nation cannot tolerate this!” Etc,etc. But the rape cases seemingly continue undeterred and nothing got done to reduce and barricade these unspeakable crimes against women.

Some of the resulting statements could be funny if they were not due to such tragic and horrific crimes.
Delhi Chief Minister responded to a brutal rape of a journalist by commenting that perhaps she should not be out working late at night. Incidentally the Chief Minister concerned was although woman. Some male member of a Khap Council blamed junk food and “chowmein” for rapes! Another Council member recommended that women should be married off at an early age. some told its a effect of A-grade movies producing in B-town..

Recurring theme seems to be that these women were partly responsible for their own rapes either because they were not “appropriately dressed” or that they were out too late or that they were with some man who was not their husband. Reading between the lines, the implication of these people seems to be that women should NOT be educated, independent, confident and self-sufficient. They should be married off early, stay at home to perform domestic chores and not aspire for freedom of any kind.

According to this section of people, if women are raped or molested then it is apparently largely because they hadbrought it upon themselves. It is unable to see how this explains the rapes of infants and minors but who can argue with morons.

We are of a nation where the longest serving Prime Minister was a woman, the leader of the ruling alliance is a woman, the leader of opposition in the Parliament is a woman and the list goes on. This just seems to imply that the current leaders do not feel the pain of these traumatised, brutalized and devastated victims.

So why is all this happening around the country ? Majorly half of the votes in this country belong to women! Surely they feel the pain of these women who have become victims of such brutal sexual acts. Even among the male voters there must be some fathers, brothers or even just some decent men who are appalled and pained by these crimes against women and would like to see an end to this!

While the battered victim of the latest gang rape lies in a critical condition in a hospital in Delhi, surrounded by her grief-stricken parents who must have brought her up like a cherished little precious child for whom they had so many dreams, our administration is pointing fingers in all directions to find someone to blame. The elected members of our democracy are indulging in an unseemly fight in the Parliament for reservations based on caste and religion so as to cater to their greed for power.

Let’s face it – no one cares enough for this poor girl to try and change the laws. To make the inhuman animals who perpetrate these monstrous crimes pay dearly. To create such fearsome punishment that it fits the crime and terrifies to any person so much that they might not even think about committing such heinous acts.

Remember it is not only justice that is delivered but also that justice is seen to be delivered!
We need drastic changes to laws so that women in India can be protected and can fee safe. The punishment should be such that it fits the crime – like chemical or physical castration in public, the death penalty and public canning! We need to brush aside the bleeding hearts who cry for human rights because the people who commit these ghastly crimes are NOT human and exceptional crimes should have exceptional repercussions. With that we should also took responibility as a countrymen to evake the nation about similarity of a man and a woman..Keep in mind "we have to change thought not the rapist.."

In a incident a minor girl, who had accused  of a local goon of raping her, was strangled to death by the hoodlum in full public view in a Fatehpur village after she refused to withdraw the complaint against him. After brutally assaulting her, he strangled her to death in full public view and escaped.

In present lot of political parties do not seem to have these concerns for women anywhere on their agenda. We need a third or fourth force, maybe a fifth column to address these issues. After all, women represent half the voting population of our nation. Surely that will be worth something.

Or else The Fabolous Indian Rape illusion will continue and it may take another 100 years for the hoax to be revealed that our leaders and administration care for the rights and safety of the women of this nation.