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 […]

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 […]

Xavier’s Patna supports Mission One Crore Trees

Xavier’s Patna supports Mission One Crore Trees

Patna: It’s part of the holistic education concept. St. Xavier’s College and St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology, Patna organized a tree plantation programme on their campus this week to support the “Mission One Crore Tree” movement started by the Hindi newspaper group Dainik Jagaran. Digha MLA Sanjay Chaurasia, principal Reverend Dr. T. Nishant […]

More babies, more problems

More babies, more problems

Sir, This week began with World Population Day. It is a well known fact that the developing countries are facing a huge  population explosion. In India, just look at the way babies are popping out left and right. The maternity clinics and fertility clinics are doing brisk business. But as population grows, living space shrinks, […]

Prohibition: promoting Inspector Raj?

Prohibition: promoting Inspector Raj?

Sir Bihar may soon see an excise bill in the monsoon session of the Bihar legislature which will give more teeth to prohibition laws. The bill, if  passed, will give sweeping powers to excise officials of the rank of sub-inspector and above. Prohibition in Bihar is no longer just about banning the sale and consumption of […]

What is Jesuit Education?

What is Jesuit Education?

The Jesuits have seen the training of religious and lay people as core to their mission for more than 400 years. The order’s form of education is based on the experience and life of the Spanish founder of the order, Ignatius Loyola. A lay Catholic, he developed the “Spiritual Exercises,” a devotional guide to a more […]

In ‘dry’ Dimapur, Quiet flows the Beer!

In ‘dry’ Dimapur, Quiet flows the Beer!

Sir, More than a decade ago, greatly pressurized by the women and the ‘Naga Mothers’ movement,’ Nagaland became a dry state, despite the fact that, most Nagas, just like other normal people, appreciate a few drops of booze now and then. But this stupid prohibition has become a joke. It is an open secret that […]

I want to break free (from male domination!)

I am tired of this world created by men, ruined by men. I want a woman now to build the world or mess it up. I also realize that a woman is the Dalit in every case. Even when you look at savarnas [forward castes], the woman is secondary. Even a Dalit man would look […]

Pressing Points on World Press Freedom Day

Pressing Points on World Press Freedom Day

Sir, On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, which we never knew existed until the media broadcasted it; I have a few points to share. It isn’t clear what this ‘Freedom of the Press’ is supposed to mean. Every country in the world says that in theory their newspapers and press is free. But […]

We want Azadi from dryness!

We want Azadi from dryness!

Sir I am not someone who dabbles in politics. I am just a simple guy trying to lead a non-controversial life. Circumstances have forced me to tap at the keyboard. First, the very hot sun is burning down hotter still. And El Nino is up to its impish tricks. Secondly, the earth is parched, and […]

Graduation Day at SXC, Ejya Yadav presides!

Graduation Day at  SXC, Ejya Yadav presides!

Patna. St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology, Patna organized a Graduation Day ceremony for their Aryabhatta Knowledge University students recently in the college campus. It was an occasion to bid farewell to graduating students of 2013-16 batch. The programme began with the ceremonial lighting of lamp by the chief guest MohiuiddinagarMLA  Dr. Ejya Yadav, […]