1. What’s the story?
On Saturday, the Supreme Court of India finally delivered that hugely anticipated verdict. Passing its judgement on the Ayodhya dispute (an argument simmering for centuries, as covered by 6 Things earlier here), it ruled that a Ram temple will be built on the controversial piece of land, “where, till 1992, the Babri Masjid stood.”
2. Who else should I be keeping my eyes on?
Shafali Verma, that’s who. At only 15 years, this teenager from Haryana has managed to smash Sachin Tendulkar’s long-held record of being the youngest Indian to score an international fifty. Tendulkar managed to achieve this feat at more than 16 years, while Shafali’s blazing knock came when the player was only 15 years and 285 days old.
3. What more?
In major drama unfolding in Maharashtra, the formation of the state Government is still at an impasse, with Shiv Sena-BJP’s “Maha Yuti” alliance unable to come to a power-sharing agreement. On Sunday, BJP refused to form the Government, since, without Shiv Sena’s support, it does not have the majority in the house.
4. Anything else?
This is the story of India’s most fabled jail “that housed the notorious and the respectable, and where some prisoners were more equal than others and some executions were stranger than what was reported.” Here are some “startling revelations” by a man “who witnessed their lives and last moments.”
5. Is that all?
According to experts, humans have apparently “eaten thousands of species into extinction. Some, supposedly, were to die for.”
6. Before you leave…
Take a look at how “hip hop and breakdancing changed the lives of two deaf boys from India.”
Note: 6 Things will be off this week. We’ll be back next Monday. Till then, stay informed, stay cool.