New Year brings New Hopes

New Year brings New Hopes

Sir With the going year there is a lot of excitement for the upcoming New Year. I am very excited to wish my friends on 31st night. It is a night that I keep on waiting for in an entire year. I have competition with my friends as to who will first wish all the […]

Xavier ‘Samagam’ for Parents

Xavier ‘Samagam’ for Parents

St. Xavier’s College and St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology, Patna organized Sadbhavna Samagam on 17 December 2017. Sadbhavna Samagam is a Xavier College tradition wherein parents are invited for a get-together. The occasion is celebrated by festive singing of carols and exchange of season’s greetings. This was the third year in running when […]

Harm of Addiction

Harm of Addiction

Sir, Addiction is chronic disease characterized by drug seeking  and use which is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite of harmful consequences. The initial decision is to taking drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenges an addicted person’s self-control & interfere with their ability to […]

What about smog and air pollution?

What about smog and air pollution?

Sir, For a national capital as leafy, low-built and spread out as New Delhi is, the startling pollution levels reported in the city  come as a surprise. Particulate matter as measured by the PM2.5 index is up to 70 times the safe limit set by the World Health Organisation. Recently, the air quality index topped […]

Schools and Parents

Schools and Parents

Sir Several schools in Calcutta are keeping an eye on the behaviour of the parents during the admission interviews for their children.. This innovative move will definitely help school authorities keep track of where parents are going wrong in their behaviour towards their wards. The home is a child’s first school, as the first lessons […]

Battle of the bands in West Sikkim

Things hotted up in cold Sikkim today at Sikkim Government College, Gyalshing West Sikkim. They are hosting for the first time their own Inter-College Band Competition (Battle of the Bands), as part of College Fest UDAAN (Aim for the Sky) 2017 . The fun began on 13th and will last till 15th November, 2017. The […]

As Modi Govt unravells …

As Modi Govt unravells …

Sir, We can all see how the Modi government is unravelling. The government and of course, (the BJP Bhakt),  bridles at criticism and harries its critics. Media firms are anxious not to offend it; journalists who take it on often lose their jobs. The press has been asking awkward questions about the finances of a […]

Meghalaya Assembly needs more women

Meghalaya Assembly needs more women

Sir The election to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly is due to be held early next year. Every political party is gearing up for the forthcoming election to ensure they win the maximum number of seats and each of the political party would have a list of promises to attract the voters to its own side. […]

Long way to go for dignified life

Long way to go for dignified life

Indian culture and tradition is considered old and great all over the world where people worship various female goddesses like Durga, Laxmi, Saraswati and Kali. On the other hand in the ground realities taking birth as a woman in the Indian society can be said as curse for them. Women in India face lots of […]

EMBRACING NON-VIOLENCE

EMBRACING NON-VIOLENCE

Cedric Prakash SJ writes: Let us embrace non-violence in these times of violence! These times in which one has no qualms of conscience in aborting the unborn child or cheering for the death penalty to be given to the ‘hardened’ criminal; times in which, child abuse is rampant and one normally looks the other side […]

Are we in a confined democracy?

Are we in a confined democracy?

From our school days we were told that democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the hands of people and exercise by them or by their representatives under a free electoral system. But after coming into a practical world; I feel that the term democracy is becoming vague […]

Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

Railways started a campaign that they are subsidizing my tickets and they are getting only 53% of total cost incurred on my travel. Is it true? What are the calculations? I think all the expenses on account of ticketless travel, concessions given to Journalists, MP/MLAs, Padma Awardees, Shram Awardees, Gallantry awards etc should not be […]