INDIA OFF TO RIO OLYMPICS

INDIA OFF TO RIO OLYMPICS

Sir, India is all ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics, which is going to start in two days, from 5th – 21st August, at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. We wish them ‘Best of luck’ and hope India brings home a rich haul. India is sending its largest number of contingent this year and they have […]

Stop talking, Do Something!

Stop talking, Do Something!

Sir, According to The Central Pollution Control Board, 56 lakh ton plastics are thrown away everyday in India. A survey of 60 big cities concluded that 15342.6 ton plastic garbage is produced daily. Of this, about 60 percent (9205 tons) plastic garbage is recycled, while 6137 tons  does not get deposited in recycle bins and keeps spreading […]

Question of ‘Success’

Question of ‘Success’

Sir, Every person wants to touch the sky. Every one wants to climb the ladder of success. Every parent wants their child to succeed. But I am unable to understand when and how the meaning of success changed into earning a good salary package. How the people have started measuring success. The meaning of success […]

Experiencing a ‘ Jesuit Education’

Experiencing a ‘ Jesuit Education’

[ One of our readers,  Gaurav Anand sent in tis piece for ‘Jesuit Education Month’ I am a student of St. Xavier’s College, Patna ( a Jesuit institution). I would like to share my experience in my college. Most of the educational institutes today have become more of a business than temples of learning. Where […]

Female Green Revolution

Female Green Revolution

Sir, Maiti Aandolan which was started in Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) in Chamauli district,  in 1994 has spread all over the world. This campaign is practiced like a festival in more than eight thousand villages in Uttaranchal. Thousands of saplings that were planted in past have now become  trees. Kalyaansingh Raavat who founded this aandolan was a […]

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. […]

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 […]