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This time, ‘progress’ not ‘protection’ is the Mantra

Progress is the new mantra This time, ‘progress’ not ‘protection’ is the Mantra As the capital of Bihar goes to the polls, in what is known as the fourth phase of the Assembly elections, it is clear where the sentiments of most of the electors from the middle class lie, cutting across caste or religion. In the Digha assembly constituency, where there is a sizeable Christian population indications are that the vote will be for ‘progress and development’, rather than ‘protection by secular parties’. Recalling how following the Kandhamal  riots, provocative handbills... 

The Saga of the reserved Anglo Indian seat of Jharkhand

     McCluskiegunj in Jharkhand. It was because of this Anglo-Indian colony that the nominated seat reserved for Anglo Indians went to Jharkhand during Bifurcation of Bihar   Anglo Indian Association logo: Courage is Destiny BIHARDAYS EXCLUSIVE   Written by: RUDOLPH MAWER, SECRETARY ALL INDIA ANGLO-INDIAN ASSOCIATION, PATNA BRANCH  Photograph: snitched from Max Galstaun’s blog at  http://mccluskie.blog.co.uk/  Since the past two weeks I have been following the events taking place in Jharkhand as the BJP candidate Shri Arjun Munda, tactfully forged ahead to become the eighth... 

The Saga of the reserved Anglo Indian seat of Jharkhand

     McCluskiegunj in Jharkhand. It was because of this Anglo-Indian colony that the nominated seat reserved for Anglo Indians went to Jharkhand during Bifurcation of Bihar   Anglo Indian Association logo: Courage is Destiny BIHARDAYS EXCLUSIVE   Written by: RUDOLPH MAWER, SECRETARY ALL INDIA ANGLO-INDIAN ASSOCIATION, PATNA BRANCH  Photograph: snitched from Max Galstaun’s blog at  http://mccluskie.blog.co.uk/  Since the past two weeks I have been following the events taking place in Jharkhand as the BJP candidate Shri Arjun Munda, tactfully forged ahead to become the eighth... 

Glen Galstaun (now MLA), in the center, on the hot seat, at an AIDS memorial function From Frank Krishner Patna: The microscopic Anglo-Indian community plays a decisive role in Jharkhand’s topsy-turvy politics, the reason being the single nominated seat to the Legislative Assembly that can make all the difference in the close ‘show-of-strength’ contests. The nomination of Glen Galstaun for the Jharkhand Assembly, a day before the Arjun Munda government has to prove his majority on the floor of the House is a case in point. The total strength of the Jharkhand Assembly is 82. The Anglo-Indian... 
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