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Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

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Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

Iodized salt is one way to make sure that our young children avoid cretinism, goitre and other brain deficiencies. Iodized salt adds nutrition to a child’s meal. India began its salt iodization programme in 1962 following studies demonstrating the links between goiter and iodine deficiency. After an initial period of low political priority, strong government […]

Nazareth Academy Alumni Meet

Nazareth Academy Alumni Meet

NOSA (Nazareth Old Students’ Association) an alumni association  of Nazareth academy, Gaya organized the NOSA Annual Reunion at Nazareth Academy, Gaya where the Nazareth Ex-student, Dr. (Mrs.) Bindu Singh, Senior Professor and the past District Governor of Rotary was the Chief Guest who lit the Inaugural Lamp. Sr. Ann Mary, Chief Patron started the meeting […]

Reform should not be at the cost of SC independence

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Reform should not be at the cost of SC independence

On Friday last, four of the senior most judges of the Supreme Court went public questioning the conduct of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra leading to deep institutional crisis. However, this allegation is not simply about the personalities involved. It represents the serious crisis of legitimacy and culmination of the gradual deepening of […]

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 […]

Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

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Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

Let me tell the unwary visitor one thing, Jamshedpur stinks! All this noise about  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan being taken forward with much zeal across the country!  Well,  two important stretches under Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) in the steel city and Adityapur Municipal Council (AMC) in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district stick out like sore thumbs. […]

EMBRACING NON-VIOLENCE

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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 […]

Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

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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 […]

Indian Railway Apps are Liars: users

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Indian Railway Apps are Liars: users

Not all is right with the train services, despite the tremendous hype about the ‘new efficient functioning’ of the railways. Here are some genuine grievances by citizens. Rohit Jain: I have noted multiple times in the last 6 months that before a train actually arrives the train system starts showing it as arrived on govt […]

At Marpah… facing starvation… where to turn?

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At Marpah… facing starvation… where to turn?

Saji Thengumpallil sent out this from Marpa, near Hajipur Marpa flood update as on 18 Aug: Unfortunately the road towards Marpa Tahir is broken under water pressure and an young married boy drowned. The Body is missing, probably  inside the Mann Pond. I visited some families around and found they had no dry clothes, except […]

Narkatiaganj under water

Narkatiaganj under water

Bettiah: Rivers have taken a menacing form and are flowing above the danger mark level in Pandai, Harboda, Maniyari in Narktiyaganj, of Champaran District. Roads in all directions leading to Naraktiyaganj sub-divison headquarters are underwater and communication has been severely affected. The flood waters are at two to six feet high at various places in […]

Birthday of Lovable Cowherd

Birthday of Lovable Cowherd

It’s the birth anniversary of the most popular, lovable and charming cowherd of Varanasi. Disciples of Lord Krishna are in deep festive spirit. With overwhelmed positivity in the mind and heart everyone is on fast. The voice quality of speakers in homes is being tested with the collection songs dedicated to Krishna and the greatest […]

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