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, […]

Witch-hunt is shocking!

Witch-hunt is shocking!

Sir  Witch-hunts are not a thing of the past in India, and I was shocked by the stark reality. A Newspaper report says that Witchcraft was the motive cited for as many as 127 murders committed between 2012 and 2014 in Jharkhand alone.  Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, minister of […]

302 Smiles After Xavier Digha Job Fair

302 Smiles After  Xavier Digha Job Fair

Patna:, St. Xavier’s Colleges, Digha organised an Open Career Fair on their campus on 13th and 14th February, 2016. The two-day Fair offered a host of recruitment opportunities for students and for companies which co-sponsored and participated in the event. It opened up an avenue for exchange of information and ideas between interested parties. The […]

Jungle Roads in Patna

Jungle Roads in Patna

Sir Patna, the Bihar capital should be called not ‘Jungle raj’ capital, but ‘Jungle road’ capital. For some time now, the district administration, or shall we say the police have tried to give the Bihar capital a ‘civilised’ look by introducing traffic lights (signals). But our Bihari bhaiyas, especially the ones who shout loudest about […]