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Development research on Bihar now in one place: a reference book for all!

Development research on Bihar now in one place: a reference book for all! Now E-governance in Bihar! Patna: this could be an academic landmark with enormous implications for the practical daily nitty-gritty of development for the development of Bihar. According to a press report, the Institute of Human Development (IHD), has recently published a volume ‘Development Research on Bihar 2000-2010: A Compendium’. The financial support for this project came from the department of planning and development, government of Bihar. Probably the only critical remark one may make in this context... 

U P elections: seen through Bihar’s eyes

U P elections: seen through Bihar’s eyes   ‘BJP lotus will turn UP into mud-pool': says Nitish An angle on UP elections! Patna: friends in Patna but sworn enemies in Uttar Pradesh! This is how the Bihar CM Nitish Kumar seems to feel about the BJP in the neighbouring state. Nitish used what is clearly a very strong expression and poetry in characterizing the BJP in the context of UP politics. During a speech at Siswa in Maharjganj district, Nitish warned the voters with the statement – ‘if the lotus blooms here, the whole of UP will turn into mud’. Nitish was clearly playing on... 

U P Elections: old and new mythologies from Ram’s Ayodhya!

U P Elections: old and new mythologies from Ram’s Ayodhya!   Lord Ardhanarishwar Ayodhya: despite the great halo, believe it or not Ayodhya is just a town like any other town with its own local politics too, not just national or global tsunamis that keep invading it. According to news reports from U P, a mythical tale has found a new lease of life in the temple town of Ayodhya, which is seen a the national arena for a long standing battle among the tolerant and the intolerant Indian. The woman/man at the centre stage this time however is an electoral candidate – Gulshan Bindu – a... 

The tale of a blind man with vision!

The tale of a blind man with vision! The inner light! Gopalganj: here’s a tale of struggle to survive, the common fate of humanity taken to sublime heights! Meet 35-year-old Sakaldip Sinha. A resident of Konhwa village, 8km from Gopalganj, he lost his vision in 1992, just after passing Class X in first division. He was keen on taking admission to Patna Science College, but the fate had something else in store. Down with brain tumour, he underwent a surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and lost his eyesight in the process. His wish to study took a beating, but he is realising... 
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