My Four Day Darj Diwali… It’s Tihar!

My Four Day Darj Diwali… It’s Tihar!

[My Diwali:  a collection of personal perspectives from our readers, contributors, and interns. In this piece Rebecca Tamang describes the festival as it unfolds around the hills of Darjeeling and Sikkim] ‘Jhili Mili, Jhili Mili Deusu re!’ The hills of Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Siikimare alive with the sound of a special music… the Bhailo and […]

An Agnostic Deconstructs the Bible Mahotsav

An Agnostic Deconstructs the Bible Mahotsav

In these troubled times, and despite what the apologists for a particular political regime want to say, these are definitely troubled times; three thousand Catholics, over half of them the rural poor, congregated at a church in Patna to acknowledge the source of their faith. And for so many who came, this was an act […]

Medal brought the festive environment at my home: Aarushi Jaiswal

Medal brought the festive environment at my home: Aarushi Jaiswal

Aarushi Jaiswal, student of St. Xavier’s college of Mgmt. & Tech. (SXCMT) from department of mass communication was facilitated with gold medal by Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU) for her excellence in academics. She scored 8.62 CGPA. The convocation was held on September 28, at Bapu Sabhaghar of Samrat Ashok Convention Center, Patna. Lal ji Tandon, […]

Gandhi’s learnings are still relevant today

Gandhi’s learnings are still relevant today

The father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi was called Mahatma because of his great contributions. His Champaran and Kheda Agitations, non-cooperation movement, Dandi March and Quit India Movement shook the foundation of British government completely. He played a remarkable role in India’s independence. Gandhi did not made India independent only but also played a vital […]

This was a life: Inigo Lopez de Loiola

This was a life: Inigo Lopez de Loiola

The man was a soldier, philanderer, some say as vain as a peacock, but he could read … and that one book set him on the path that has now brought excellence in education to the world! Born Inigo Lopez de Loyola in 1491, the man known as Ignatius of Loyola entered the world in […]

Catholics : a part of Bihar for over 300 years!

Catholics : a part of Bihar for over 300 years!

The 66,500 Catholics in 11 districts of  Bihar State are getting ready to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Diocese of Patna, but the history of the Catholic faith in Bihar can be traced some 398 years ago, when Jesuit Father Simon Figueredo SJ came to Patna in 1620 at the invitation of the Mughal […]

A Pressing Day’s work

A Pressing Day’s work

Patna has grown from a simple city to almost a metro. With the rise in population, new buildings, more cars, more offices and shopping complexes, life has also become very fast and complicated. In the shadow of the high rise apartments, you may see a man and his thela or moving cart. On this cart […]

Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

A month earlier, the Central body of Bharatiya Janata Party were all praise for the Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb. The party had even compared him of having the charisma of Bollywood actor, but due to his controversial remarks back to back within the first month of his government, has compelled the Prime Minister, […]

Pakistan’s urban growth : Bane or boon?

Pakistan’s urban growth : Bane or boon?

Urbanization is a process whereby populations move from rural to urban area. World’s urban population increased fourfold during 1950-2003 while rural population increased less than double. From Indus valley through Mughal era and to British rule, the Indian subcontinent experienced several stages of its urbanization process.  Pakistan is urbanizing at 3% annual rate, the  fastest […]

World Health Day

World Health Day

There is a common phrase ‘Health is Wealth’.  Health is the first priority of one’s life. It is a subject of major importance. It needs awareness and concern. Catering this subject in 1948 the WHO (World Health Organization) held the first world health day. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year as […]

This was a life: Patrick John

This was a life: Patrick John

  It is with a heavy heart that I bid goodbye to Mr Patrick John. For many years, he was my landlord, as I had rented the flat above him at 21 New Patliputra Colony. But more than that, he was family. Soft spoken, considerate, and well versed in the history of the Catholic Church, […]

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