On broken wings: no jobs for new Pilots

On broken wings: no jobs for new Pilots

Training costs up to Rs one crore, still 7,000 pilots jobless Flying in the air with a starting salary of two lakh per month. Sounds interesting? But the reality is that today some of the pilots are in search of other careers. A newspaper mentioned the story of one Deepak Malik who trained as a […]

Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

A fire at one railway station has sent airfares through the roof! The recent fire accident Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh is to blame. Air fares have gone up on Chennai-Delhi sector as Indian railways have cancelled trains to Delhi and other destinations after a fire accident at Itaris railway station has thrown traffic on one […]

Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

Since 2008, People in the Kosi belt fear devastation by floods. At that time the whole communication network was totally wiped out. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar then promised to ensure development of the entire region. A promise that took him four years to fulfil in the form of Baluaha Ghat bridge or ‘Kosi Mahasetu’. This […]

Why can’t gay men donate blood in the UK?

Why can’t gay men donate blood in the UK?

Gay men or MSMs are prevented from donating blood in England, even though a ‘lifetime ban’ on Gay men donating blood was lifted in 2011. In Northern Ireland, gay men may be also to get married, but they still cannot donate blood to their significant other! The National Health Service had recently indicated that blood […]

More than bridges, building Bihar the BRPNNL way

More than bridges,  building Bihar the BRPNNL way

Twelve bridges coming up every month in Bihar! One can say that Bihar is bridging the development gap. In fact, in July 2013, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a record 127 bridges,built at a cost of 378 crore. Can any other state claim such achievement? The biggest hand behind this sort of achievement in Bihar […]

Bihar Livelihood Target: educating 12 lakh rural women

Bihar Livelihood Target:  educating 12 lakh rural women

Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion society, [Jeevika] and the Mass Education Directorate of the Education have joined hands to give over 12 lakh rural women basic educational inputs in the course of one year. Chief executive officer of Jeevika, N Vijaya Lakshmi and principal secretary, education, RK Mahajan signed a MoU with this aim on Monday. […]

NSUI stops trains for over one hour to protest Modi inaction

NSUI stops trains for over one hour to protest Modi inaction

National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) protested against Modi government yesterday by blocking trains between Patna Junction and Rajendra Nagar Terminal, creating inconvenience for passengers. The protests lasted for about an hour and a half , when the students were hauled away by the cops, and then later released. NSUI publicly was protesting the ‘ […]

Get aware about elders abuse

Get aware about elders abuse

“Some years ago, I was visiting a grandmother who was looking after her two young grandchildren in a mountainous region of Uganda. We got out of the Land Rover with our country staff and walked over to her shamba, expecting to have a relaxed working day in the countryside. Instead we were greeted with the […]

Volunteering to change mind-sets!

Volunteering to change mind-sets!

Ever since NDTV and other media picked up on what they call India’s ‘first’ lesbian themed ad, everyone seems to have an opinion. Here’s a piece written by a student of Mass Media, second year BMC, St. Xavier’s College, Patna. Has law failed to match the pace with which Indian society is changing? While the […]

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

It is very disturbing that child labour is still an unsolved problem in the 21st century. On one hand we talk about achievements such as making a mark in space by successfully launching Mangalyaan to explore Mars, while on the other India is the largest hub of child labourers. Do we really deserve to feel […]

On Dalai Lama Birthday, Tibetans threatened!

On Dalai Lama Birthday, Tibetans threatened!

Chinese authorities in Tibet are tightening restrictions across the region as the birthday of the exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (July 6) approaches, according to Radio Free Asia. Displays by Tibetans of the Dalai Lama’s photo or public celebrations of his birthday have been met with harsh punishment in the past. In 1959, the […]

Smart phone + apps + homophobia = HIV+ up!

Are the new smart phones and their unusual apps becoming health hazards? And are the ‘invisible’ gay communities in some homophobia endemic countries at risk? Health researchers in England said that the growing use of casual sex apps in European countries where discrimination against homosexuality is rife, threatens to fuel a rising number of HIV […]