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Great Beer (oops) Bihar Election

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Great Beer (oops) Bihar Election

The Great Bihar election is undoubtedly the event of the year, even the coming Puja festival pales in significance. To ensure that polling in Bihar goes smoothly has always been a challenge for the administration and election Commission alike. In Bhagalpur district, a vast area with a volatile mix of castes and communities, and known […]

Children’s issues are political issues, it’s in the data

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Children’s issues are political issues, it’s in the data

Practically every second person in Bihar is a child. It’s amazing that no political party in Bihar seriously addresses the concerns of 48 percent of the population. Why is it that children’s issues are never central to the civic and political discourse in Bihar? That was a question that popped into my mind during a […]

When the girls came out to play, why Sanjay Dutta ran away?

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When the girls came out to play, why Sanjay Dutta ran away?

With no holds barred, and no ‘disrespect’ to anyone be it Sanjay Dutta, Minati Chaklanovis, or Sister Marie Jessie, Newsnet one editor Frank Krishner continues to ask questions. In a fast changing narrative, what was first a complaint of inappropriate classroom behaviour by a Patna Women’s College teacher, has now been changed to ‘sexual assault’. […]

Patna Women’s College: Loss of Innocence

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Patna Women’s College: Loss of Innocence

Frank Krishner asks some searching questions, it’s for the College Administration to find the answers! The past few days have been particularly traumatic for the ‘veteran’ professors of Patna Women’s College. Why? Because there is this overpowering sense of a loss of innocence. The students, with some tacit support from inside and outside forces (one […]

Miniscule, but powerful? That’s the question!

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Miniscule, but powerful? That’s the question!

‘“Miniscule” & Powerful!’- that was the theme of a national consultation for ‘drawing a collective roadmap for MSM and other gay men in India’ held at New Delhi this day last week. Representatives of the Gay and transgender communities from all over India reflected on the main issues that impacted their lives and rights. Ever […]

APJ: India’s Atheist, Bachelor, long haired-lover

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APJ: India’s Atheist, Bachelor, long haired-lover

PJ Abdul Kalam was buried today. He died in action. Contributing towards education with his last breath, in a manner of speaking. He led a remarkable life. From an ordinary, poor Muslim household, he educated himself to become a well known engineer, beloved of the hawks, who christened him with the nickname, ‘The missile man’ […]

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