Category Archives: bihar

Visiting Bihar in Summer

I had to go to Bihar twice in last two months to attend two marriages, the first in Patna and the second in Dehri-on-Sone. I got rare opportunities to talk with a good cross section of the society. The law … Continue reading

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3 Nights in Patna

I couldn’t make it to Vaishali to have the feel of the place that nurtured one of the oldest democratic system of governance, where both Mahavir And then Buddha came and created two of the earliest faiths- Jainism and Budhhism, … Continue reading

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Farming India-Some More Data

In 2011-12, Nitish Kumar not the chief minister but a farmer from Darveshpura village in Nalanda in Bihar produced 224 quintals (22. 4 tons) of paddy in a hectare using the system of rice intensification (SRI). Kumar shattered the world … Continue reading

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Bihar Must Replicate its Success Story

Bihar under Nitish has done extremely well if I base my assessment on the reports appearing in print media over a period. A report on its polio eradication programme is an example. Bill Gates, who participated in that through his … Continue reading

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Bihar I Love and Hate

For a long time I didn’t feel like writing about Bihar. With every good news report, I hear or read five horrible ones. Nitish is certainly better than Lallu and Rabri and so say the various independent or sponsored reports … Continue reading

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Nitish and Narendra

I had come to USA leaving the Indian politics behind. However, whatever is happening in India makes me feel sorry for the country and more so because the hero (or villain) in the story is from Bihar. Why are the … Continue reading

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Why is Bihar a state with most poor?

In rural Bihar, nearly two out of three people from the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are poor. According to Planning Commission data, poverty among casual labourers in urban areas of Bihar is 86%. Poverty has declined only marginally in … Continue reading

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Bihar-A Temple Project

I don’t know why such exciting news comes from BBC, Washington Post, Independent, Guardian and a score of other foreign news media. However, it adds perhaps a little weight and seems to be more authentic that makes me happy. I … Continue reading

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The Changing Bihar

I am really happy today. Bihar has come out with a roadmap of 1.5 lakh crore for spending on improving its agriculture. But more so with a statement of the development commissioner: “Agriculture will be taught as a subject from … Continue reading

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My Dilemma with Bihar Story

I get excited with every good news report about Bihar or about someone from Bihar,be it a headline such as Bihar attaining the highest manufacturing growth in 2010-11 or Bihar readying for Rs 90,000 crore agriculture-road map. However, as usual … Continue reading

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