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, […]

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 […]

Opposing LGBT rights is also intolerance

Opposing LGBT rights is also intolerance

Sir, It is interesting to see certain Christian and Muslim religious leaders waxing eloquent on the matter of intolerance and ‘majoritarianism’ in public life. In the light of the rights of the LGBT minorities, one often hears some ‘Christian’ and Muslim’ so-called leaders speaking on behalf of the community, insisting that the draconian IPC 377 […]

On Sanskari James Bond

On Sanskari James Bond

Sir, On the subject of ‘sanskari James Bond’ controversy, I would like to share some thoughts that I picked up from a recent editorial. The censor board has taken on the peculiar task of timing James Bond’s kisses. Citing its outmoded obscenity codes, the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification has ordered that […]

Let’s put Patna on the Smart City list

Let’s put  Patna on the Smart City list

Sir, I wish to draw the attention of the authorities and the people through Newsnet One to the importance of being smart or say being a part of the smart city panel list. As we all know, Patna being a state capital is not listed for smart city development, for the simple reason that it […]