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Nepal’s postage stamps on Chhath: leave Indian philately far behind!

Nepal’s postage stamps on Chhath: leave Indian philately far behind!   Kathmandu/Delhi/Patna: even as the Delhi government plays politics over Chhath, refusing to admit its significance by declaring a holiday, Delhi Corporation, dominated by the BJP Delhi government has allotted 47 ghats including six new ones for Chhath arrangements this year. According to estimates, every year over 30 lakh people observe the festival in many parks across the city. While The MCD has willingly cleaned up the ghats before the puja, the Shiela Dixit led Congress government in Delhi refuses to join the festive... 

Eco-Scope Bihar – Deepawali & Chhath:let there be more light than noise

  Prof Ashok K Ghosh Eco-Scope Bihar Deepawali & Chhath:let there be more light than noise By Prof. Ashok Kumar Ghosh   Patna – Deepawali Night -26th October 2011 Deepawali – the festival of Light was celebrated last week. Since my early childhood I am fascinated by the display of light and firework. I used to go to market the purchase earthen Diyas, Diyas were soaked in water to save oil, my mother used to make bati from old cloth or cotton, and in the evening our modest home was lighted with these Diyas. There was no candle light culture and even the quantity of atishbaji was... 

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Bihar police to turn seized arms into gardening/agricultural tools!

Bihar police to turn seized arms into gardening/agricultural tools!   Taming the gun! Patna: according to the latest reports, the Bihar police have a plan for all the arms like pistols and guns, seized from criminals on a regular basis. Instead of storing them at police stations indefinitely and filling up valuable space, the police plans to simply melt and make farming and gardening tools out of them. This course of action has tremendous symbolic value and its economic value is obvious too. Director General of Police Abhayanand told the press without a suppressed smile ‘The ‘last rites’... 

JD [U] – BJP tussle in UP: over seat sharing in UP assembly elections!

JD [U] – BJP tussle in UP: over seat sharing in UP assembly elections!   UP: the tussle Lucknow/Patna: according to latest news reports, BJP and JD (U) have for some time been in a tussle over sharing of seats for the coming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. So much so that even after a series of meetings, unable to resolve differences, the announcement of the BJP’s candidates for the UP polls is getting delayed. Reports mention that the JD (U) wants 53 seats, the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit is agreeing to no more than 24 seats. The argument of the state BJP is that the socio-political... 

Development Days – Why the poor in India are still hungry

Michael Neri Development Days Why the poor in India are still hungry By Michael Neri   One disadvantage of having world class economists in government is that their rationalizations and justifications for policy failures can be hard to argue with and negate –such is the sophistication and sophistry at their command.  That has certainly been the case in India, where official claims that poverty has been reduced sharply in recent times, have been dressed up in credible data and impeccable analysis. But every now and then, an inconvenient truth jumps out and tears into the smoke screen of... 

मटका आयरन फिल्टर – बेतिया के ग्रामीणों के लिए वरदान

मटका आयरन  फिल्टर – बेतिया के ग्रामीणों के लिए वरदान   विनय कुमार, वाटर एक्शन, बेतिया   मटके का बढ़ता व्यवसाय पश्चिम चंपारण बाढ़ प्रभावित जिला है .बिहार के नक़्शे में  इंडो-नेपाल सीमा पर अवस्थित यह पश्चिम चंपारण हिमालय की शिवालिक पर्वतिये क्षेत्र  में... 

The Master Chef who wants to open restaurant in Bodh Gaya: Vikas Khanna

The Master Chef who wants to open restaurant in Bodh Gaya: Vikas Khanna   receiving '2011 New York Rising Stars' from the Obamas! New Delhi: the life story of Vikas Khanna, one of the judges of Masterchef India 2, well really speaking, the publicly known part of his life story will excite the imagination of both the young and the old – the youth from any field will want to adopt him as an inspiration instantly. The older lot on the other hand will try to visualize the unspoken gaps of the struggle, the pain, and the misery before they arrive at the connecting thread of hope. Vikas’s... 

Dear home: Letters from an NRB-Kaun Banega Melodramatic Karorpati….!

Dev N Pathak Dear home: Letters from an NRB Kaun Banega MelodramaticKarorpati….! By Dev N Pathak One episode of the very unreal reality show Big Boss would be testimonial to it- we seek voyeuristic pleasure in emotional vulnerability of others. To correct, these are others, who appear to be very much like us. So no harm to consider them our conceptually ‘conjoined others’. We want to see them fight, backbite, bitch and beseech, live with and enjoy fake intimacy and intimidation. We want them to be emotionally nude in front of us. However, the greatest kick is when nudity is veiled and unveiled... 

Vietnam’s last rhino lost to poachers: declared extinct in Vietnam

Vietnam’s last rhino lost to poachers: declared extinct in Vietnam   Javan rhino, Vietnam: caught on camera! Hanoi, Vietnam: a number of new reports in the global press mention that Vietnam lost its last rare Javan rhinoceros when poachers apparently killed the one remaining animal for its horn. This brings to an end Vietnam’s part of the rhino story forever. According to WWF, ever since last April when the remains of a rhino were found in Vietnam’s Cat Tien National Park there have been no sightings, footprints or dung from live rhinos in the park. Earlier in 2004, genetic analysis... 
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