World’s Anti-Drugs Day- “Let’s think health not drugs”

World’s Anti-Drugs Day- “Let’s think health not drugs”

Sir, Drug abuse is one of the most serious health issues, especially among the youth. It damages both the mental and physical health of the addicted person with diseases like HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and several psychological disorders. According to UN Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC), nearly 200 million people are using illegal drugs such […]

When do we get serious about pollution in India?

When do we get serious about pollution in India?

Sir, India has seen rapid development in the past two decades, but it has come at the cost of increasing pollution. Pollution has reached its peak due to the development and modernization of our lives. It disturbs the balance of our ecosystems and affects our normal lifestyles. It also gives rise to human illnesses According […]

Here’s why Overload is over-Costly

Here’s why Overload is over-Costly

Sir, Public transportation is an important part of the nation’s economy. Rickshaws are mode of human powered transport and it is referred to as a runner drawn two wheeled cart which seats 1 to 2 person. Rickshaw pullers in Patna are migrants from different parts of Bihar who do not get job because they don’t […]

Shillong Blues

Shillong Blues

Sir, Shillong is becoming a traffic nightmare, thanks to ‘enterprising inhabitants. Commercial vehicles from neighboring Assam are flooding the city streets in such a manner that their presence is ubiquitous. There is not a single road or lane in the city, observed residents, where one cannot see these vehicles either entering or being parked. Their […]

Freedom from all fears

Freedom from all fears

Sir Women’s struggles or Women issues have always been in the headlines of the newspapers or in any media. Crime such as dowry, acid throwing, molestation, rape, harassment, honour killing, or gender discrimination  are always  topics for concern; It is good that people are talking about them. Parents continue to teach their daughters some safety […]

Loneliness: a social problem

Loneliness: a social problem

Sir – Over the years, loneliness has emerged as a serious social problem. One feels that the rise in the number of aged persons has a connection with this development. The United Nations reports that there were 607 million people above the age of 60 in the year 2000, and the figure rose to 901 […]

Padmaavat : Violence Again

Padmaavat : Violence  Again

Sir As the controversial film Padmaavat has been released today on 25th January. It has given a blow to law and order system. There is violence taking place all around us. Protesters have been burning vehicles and attacking cinemas, demanding the film not be released. In Gurgaon protesters have stoned the school bus carrying children. […]

Reform should not be at the cost of SC independence

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 […]

Vegetable Strike in Gosai Tola: poking holes our pockets

Vegetable Strike in Gosai Tola: poking holes our pockets

Sir With the increasing population the demand has increased.  Everyone is struggling for life; land has become one of the biggest problems in Patna. Local sellers are not getting required space and this has led to the problem of encroachment. In the area neraby my house Gosai Tola, (local area in Patna Patliputra Colony) the […]

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 […]

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 […]