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By Anwesha Dhar: While pursuing his degree from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Somil spent most of his days volunteering for various social causes. He could not see himself working at a multinational, being one of those people who want ...
bihar cheating scandal.

By Itika Singh: About this time last month, a photograph of cheating in Bihar went viral. It showed people scaling the walls at an examination centre so that they could pass on answers to students inside. The general response was ...
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By Ajitha Menon: Kishanganj – The Health Sub Centre (HSC) at Marwatoli village, which falls under Mahingaon gram panchayat in Kishanganj district of Bihar, is spacious, neat and well-equipped with a separate labour room. Stationed on duty are two Auxillary ...
phulo devi

By Anju Anna John: Mamata Kumari had always dreamt of being a nurse when she grew up. But she was married off at the age of 17, and she knew absolutely nothing about the person she was going to marry ...
mountain man

By Akhil Kumar: Dashrath Manjhi, also known as the ‘Mountain Man’, carved a road through a 360-foot mountain armed with only a hammer, chisel, and crowbar. He worked tirelessly for 22 years to achieve this stupendous feat, even when he ...
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By Abhishek Jha: Filling my news feed and timeline for the past couple of days have been photos and videos of mass cheating during the tenth standard Bihar Board examinations. The first reaction of most people to it, was of ...
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By Ajitha Menon: Kishanganj – Masooma Begum had her first child at 16. That was in early 2012. Even today, the horror of that experience is clearly etched in her mind. Emotionally vulnerable and physically weak, this resident of Mahesmara ...
Nitish and Manjhi

By Jai Prakash Ojha: The political drama finally ended in Bihar on 20th February when Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned from his post before facing the trust motion in the House. Nitish Kumar, his mentor-turned-bête noire, has taken up ...
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By Jai Prakash Ojha: The recent political developments in Bihar have upset all the political permutations and combinations in the state with the supporters of Nitish Kumar and Chief Minister Manjhi coming out on the streets in Patna and other ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: It seems like February is an eventful month for politics in our country. While last year Delhi saw an interesting move by its chief minister during the same time, this year elections were conducted in the region. ...
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By Jai Prakash Ojha: After the decimation of the JD(U) in the parliamentary elections at the hands of a reinvigorated BJP, Nitish Kumar stepped down from the post of chief minister of Bihar and installed his protégé Jitan Ram Manjhi, ...
manjhi bihar

By Jai Prakash Ojha: “Upper castes are foreigners and they are descendants of the Aryans. Dalits and the tribals are the original inhabitants of the country”. “The dalit youths must marry within and outside their castes to increase the population. ...
modistaff pick

By Artika Raj: He’s the Pied Piper of Hamelin. He’s the Dark Lord Sauron. The saffron winged Icarus to some and the Titan Atlas holding up this country to others. Call him what you will, but there is no doubt ...
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By Rahul Gaurav: The much talked about ‘secular alliance’ between Lalu and Nitish, marking their reunion after 20 years, has finally shown a positive result for the former chief ministers of Bihar. The alliance bagged 6 out of 10 seats, ...
musahar community

By Harsh Mander: India has been conspicuously less successful than many other emerging economies in the scale, speed and depth of its reversal of poverty. But many scholars say that whatever one’s measures of poverty, young people on an average ...
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By Mayank Jain: Bihar is the fastest growing major state of India, with a 10% plus growth rate in recent years and a renewed interest of the industry in setting up plants in the state which has been stereotyped as ...
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By Amit Kumar:  Any serious political writing on general election 2014 cannot be complete without a thorough analysis of Bihar’s political dynamics. The state sends 40 MPs to the Lok sabha and hence, it is important for all the parties ...
jharkhandmapstory

By Hemant Kumar: In the last few years, ‘the rise of the states’ phenomenon has been the main feature of our new pro-growth polity. Credit should go to those laggard states (Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha) which understood the fiscal as ...
Super 30

It is said, ‘teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.’ Anand Kumar, who founded the ambitious and innovative educational program, ‘Super 30′, in the hinterlands of India, is doing just that. Armed with little ...
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By Sukant Khurana: The far from perfect union of India, as it stands today, makes for an ideal playground to conduct divide and rule politics. This kind of politics comes from the conflict-ridden history of South Asia. In 1947, the ...
Members of the Bihar Ambedkar Students' Forum hold sessions with Dalit students to engage them in discussions on contemporary politics so that they can keep all the relevant issues in mind when they vote.

By Manisha Prakash: Patna (Women’s Feature Service) – Not too long ago, Ashok Paswan, a BA Part I student of R. Lal College in Lakhisarai district of Bihar, believed that politics was “evil”; a platform where the corrupt and power hungry ...
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By Rohan Seth: Back in the day when there were no cellphones and people didn’t have to text/whatsapp each other a million times to meet, everyone would get together at the park for a game of cricket. Childhood aberrations can ...

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