Pollution is a Cultural Problem

Pollution is a Cultural Problem

There is a very fine line between tradition and culture. If tradition is the flower then culture is its fragrance. Our tradition conveys ‘what we are’, and culture shows ‘what we have’. Problems occurs when tradition and culture do not complement each other. Pollution is  one of these problems. Our tradition springs from the worship […]

Two-faced Monsoon?

Two-faced Monsoon?

Sir, The monsoon season has brought lots of fun and enjoyment. It gives relief from the excessive heat and temperature.  People enjoy the rain, sipping  hot tea and having snacks with their family. For children, its time for indoor games, reading novels, chess, story telling etc. People are seen with colourful umbrellas and rain coats. […]

Leopard rescued in Bangalore

Leopard rescued in Bangalore

In Bangalore at Kethohalli in Mysuru Road, a seventeen year old male leopard was tranquilised and given treatment by the Forest Department officials. The rescue operation lasted for couple of hours. The officials said the animal must have come to the area around Saturday night and hurt itself by a barbed wire. The leopard was found […]

Bodo rebels killed

Bodo rebels killed

Guwahati: Security forces on Sunday gunned down three top National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) rebels during a series of counter-insurgency operations in Assam’s Kokrajhar district, an official reported ro the local media..  “Retaliating to heavy non-discriminatory fire, a team of the Army and Assam Police neutralised three hardcore NDFB(S) militants. Two of them have […]

Nalanda Bihar’s Pride, but now?

Nalanda Bihar’s Pride, but now?

Sir, Being a Bihari, I am very happy that Nalanda University has been included as world heritage site by UNESCO. It stands out as the most ancient university of Indian subcontinent. Nalanda was the centre for learning from the 5th century. It flourished under Gupta Empire in fifth and sixth centuries and had its growth […]

Three day hunger strike for toilet!

Three day hunger strike for toilet!

In Karnataka, a young teenager, Mallamma did not eat for three days. Why? Her parents did not want to build a toilet in the house. At Danapur, in Gangavati district, she started a hunger strike for a toilet in her house, getting inspired by her teacher at school. At home, when her request for a […]

Potholes plague Patna

Potholes plague Patna

Sir, Potholes have been one of the major problems of Patna. There are very few roads which are free of potholes. Due to this the people of the state have to face many problems in their daily routine.  Their vehicles get stuck in the potholes. Rain water gets collected in the holes creating problems for […]

Death stalks tribal kids

Death stalks tribal kids

Malnutrition is killing the tribal children of Orissa (Odisha). In Nagada village area, in Jajpur district, where five children have died in the past 20 days. While the government says 15 children have died since January, the local Sarpanch puts the number at 17. “Five children have died in 20 days at Nagada. Two of […]

Will India lose its Lost Tribe of Israel?

Will India lose its Lost Tribe of Israel?

India may soon lose its unique Jewish community living in the Northeast, as Israel plans to help their en-masse migration to ‘the promised land’. The Israeli government set aside eight million shekels to settle 712 members of the Bnei Menashe, a religious group from India which claims Jewish roots, in the Holy Land. The decision […]

Scam tainted Ruby wails, ‘wanna go home!’

Scam tainted Ruby wails, ‘wanna go home!’

Patna:  Ruby Rai the so-called ‘topper’ who has brought shame to the real hardworking and sincere students of Bihar, has spent 18 days in a  remand home for minors. She was taken to the juvenile justice board office at Gaighat in Patna City for a hearing on her bail petition. The hearing  began before a […]

Kangchingba: Manipuri Fest of Lord Krishna

Kangchingba: Manipuri Fest of Lord Krishna

Rath-Yatra or Kangchingba is a festival of Meitei Hindus. The idols of Shri Jaganatha (lord Krishna), Shri Balarama and Shri Subhadra ( the replicas of the Lord Jagannatha, His brother Balarama and sister Subhadra of Puri, Orissa) are paraded in public. This festival always falls on the second day of Engel-Tha (June-July) per Meitei Calender […]

This was a Life: Abdul Sattar Edhi

This was a Life: Abdul Sattar Edhi

A subdued Pakistan went into national mourning to bid farewell to a man who owned just two sets of clothes. Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation, died on Friday last week in Karachi aged 88. Mr Edhi, a sort of Pakistani ‘Mother Teresa’, was revered for setting up maternity wards, […]

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