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Inter-Generational Poverty in Bihar-UP: Any Light at end of Tunnel?

October 15, 2017 - 5:41 pm in Economics

Inequality is a consequence of development in the conventional sense we understand post-cave life. The problem is absolute poverty and inter-generational confinement of the same set of people in that poverty trap. Let me reject some dominant views that the…

Education in Bihar – Uttar Pradesh: Shocking or Illuminating?

October 14, 2017 - 11:21 am in Education

Some months back a boy in his early twenties entered into my academic office to give me photo-copy of a paper. He seemed to be a little bit frightened…

Kovind, Dalit Politics and Hindu Nationalism

June 26, 2017 - 8:08 pm in Governance

By nominating Ramanth Kovind as the Presidential candidate, BJP has tried to play the politics of tokenism to the hilt. Mr. Kovind is a dalit from UP.…

Communal Violence in Chhapra & Maker: A Fact Finding Report

October 18, 2016 - 1:18 pm in Governance

The news of the outbreak of communal violence on 5th and 6th August 2016 in Maker village and Chhapra town, both in Saran District (Bihar), was disturbing. One Muslim youth by the name Mubarak posted a derogatory image that could have outraged the religious…

Is Sword Mightier than Pen now?

May 18, 2016 - 8:48 pm in Society

It is well known proverb, Pen is mightier than sword, but in this Corporate era it seems to be as Sword is mightier than Pen. Recently two journalists were brutally killed in Bihar & Jharkhand. In both murder cases there are similarities. In both cases…

Dr. Ambedkar in Jharkhand

April 14, 2016 - 7:10 pm in Reforms

July 20,1942 is a historical and memorable day in the History of India .On this very day Dr. B. R Ambedkar was appointed as labour member( labour Minister) in the Executive Council of Viceroy. He was not only a Professor, Lawyer, Politician, Educationalist…

Domicile rights in Jharkhand deferred

March 30, 2016 - 8:01 pm in Rights

Jharkhand is a newly created state separated from Bihar. It came into existence on 15th Nov, 2000 as 28th state in the Geographical and Political map of India. 15th November is a Birthday of a Great Freedom fighter Birsa Munda. Jharkhand is a Non-Brahmanical…

Communal Violence 2015: Glimpse into Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Haryana

January 15, 2016 - 8:32 pm in Society

North India has reported highest number of instances of communal violence in the year 2015.  Some news reports went as far as calling the cow belt of India a tinderbox of communal violence. Some characteristics were discerned to have beset the violence all…

Bihar Elections – Insights and Perspectives

November 10, 2015 - 2:02 pm in Elections

The Grand Alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav registered a landslide victory over the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. As the Grand Alliance won with two-third majority, one cannot dismiss that BJP,…

Lalu repeats VPs Mandal legacy in Bihar to stop Hindutva’s juggernaut

November 9, 2015 - 12:36 pm in Elections

The historical verdict of the Bihar 2015 has send shock waves in the Hindutva camp while gladdening the heart of every Indian who believed in inclusive secularism and protecting the idea of India as enshrined in our republican constitution and the hero of…