jharkhand

Magdelene Mundu

By Video Volunteers: On 29th July 2011, Magdalene, a 15-year-old girl from Mailpidi village, was walking back home after school. On her way, she was arrested by the police. “Stop pretending to be a student” the police told her as ...
tree house

By Zehra Kazmi: Monsoons are a glorious season in my home state. Green hillocks peep from behind a whirl of heavy, dense clouds and the air feels pure against your skin. The streets are washed clean and the rice fields ...
hiramati kumari

By Save The Children: “It’s a different world that I now live in. I could never imagine going to school in a uniform, living with a 100 girls in a residential school, using computers and having a full stomach without any ...
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 ...
Two girls at a school for 12 children near Madded, a Chhattisgarh town near the Andhra border. Police say Maoists rebels often blow up school buildings in their strongholds. The guerrillas say schools are attacked because troops stay there.

By Sanjeev Rai: Today is the Right to Education Day. As political leaders enter the final stages of their election campaigns, the 50-year-old question of the Maoist insurgency remains unanswered, and as a result, children of the affected regions remain ...
Gladson Dungdung

By Kiran Mary George: While the Indian Government offices and authorities’ general lethargy towards most things productive has often been on blatant display (ref: merry-go-round games they take sadistic joy in playing when they know you’re desperate for government-stamped documents), ...
panchayat election

By Vidushi Singla: The world knew that they could successfully manage households; they proved that they could successfully manage commercial enterprises; they won laurels in Olympics; they outdid their counterparts in competitive exams; they wrote success as renowned authors and now, ...
VV

By Kayonaaz Kalyanwala: Can a public health system put up its hands and wipe off of responsibility towards patients who have nowhere else to go? The residents of Deogarh, Jharkhand have faced several instances of medical negligence at the Sub-Divisional Hospital ...
college

By Lata Jha: After spending two years away from home in college in a different city, a couple of us friends sat together, reminiscing. The most interesting, unforgettable moment of the conversation for me came from a friend, an engineering ...
ileadindia

By Prukalpa Sankar: Can the “youth” of our nation really “change” the nation? Last December, with a group of friends, I set out on a 15 day train journey to explore the real India. We had all been a bit ...

By Lata Jha: In a Controller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled recently in Jharkhand Assembly, it has been stated that most jails in the state were spilling over with prisoners by the end of 2010. The crucial question here ...
anganwadi

Started by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program, the Anganwadi scheme is, theoretically, an extremely important initiative. Its goals are as vital as they are comprehensive: to combat child nutrition and hunger, ...
Subarnarekha

By Ranjeet Kumar: The dilemma of development comes with the long lasting environmental footprints and Jharkhand is no exception to it. The very concept of Water, Forest and Land `Jal, Jungle, Zameen´ has been hit adversely by human activities. Jharkhand ...
Coal-Mines

By Harsh Choudhary: In 2009, India (526 million tonnes) was the third biggest hard coal producer after China (2,971 Mt) and the USA (919Mt). 85 per cent of coal is produced by the Coal India Limited (CIL), the world’s largest ...
Tata-Steel-logo

By Ankit Varma: “Industrial Relation” is a function of many variables. Some of the contributing factors are participative management, grievance settlement machinery, wage determination etc. Tata Steel is the largest steel manufacturer in India with an annual capacity of 23.5 ...
Dowry

By Smriti Rana: A poor 22-year-old woman just starting out with her new life was strangled to death and burnt by her in-laws for dowry; sounds familiar? It probably will, considering how this is more or less a frequent occurrence ...
1309508708pondicherry-12

By Bhawani Sahoo: During my school days, my friends were always excited for annual school trips to Mumbai, Jaipur, Agra or such places which were very famous among the tourists. But for people like “me” who love exploring the unknown, ...
jhar

By Kritika Pandey: The stock market had never engaged my attention for more than nanoseconds before we had this intensive session at my B-school prep classes today. The number of trailing zeros in forty lakh crores, which is the worth ...
Jharkhand

By Rishin Mukherjee: Recently, to the surprise of many, Bihar was adjudged the least corrupt state in the country. This is a complete turn-around from the Bihar that most people knew, and this has all been made possible due to ...
Violence in Jharkhand

By Arunabh Saikia: Siliguri-Katihar line with stops (which are mostly obscure and hardly heard of small towns and even smaller villages) was one of the last surviving metre gauge lines in mainland India, with conversion work having completed only this year. ...
Hazaribagh Megaliths

By Mihir Vatsa: When I’ll be a writer, I shall definitely write a story about these stones- this is what I thought when I read the article on a news website which stated that the whole area where these megaliths ...
Voting machine

By Ankit Jain The district of Jamshedpur (in Jharkhand state) has been a witness to 7 elections in the past 7 years: Lok Sabha elections 2004, State assembly elections 2005(6 assembly constituencies in the district), Lok Sabha by-election 2007 (due ...

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