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Politicians’ Sickening Statements

Sir, The behaviour of politicians and the low level of their statements made have become quite sickening. It is as though basic decency and dignity has been thrown to the winds. The speeches and utterances of the vocal politicians, especially those campaigning in North India nowadays have become ribald, rustic and reactionary. Be they Chief […]

Shout out for Radio

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Shout out for Radio

Sir, 13th February is celebrated as ‘World Radio Day’ by people all over the globe. Started in the year 2012 World Radio Day is in its sixth year. It is recognized as an International Day by the United Nations (UN). Despite being a 100 year old medium, radio continues to be one of the most […]

Do we really need Women’s Empowerment ?

Do we really need Women’s Empowerment ?

Sir, Women’s empowerment is needed because people are still asking us that question! Why should half of the population be left oppressed   without financial or social equality? I have read a lot about how men are wrongly accused and how they have to suffer due to those ‘unnecessary’ ‘gender-biased’ laws, but would anybody tell me […]

Redefine ‘Public Interest’ to end Corruption

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Redefine ‘Public Interest’ to end Corruption

Sir, Corruption has been one of the biggest hindrances in the way of development. And if we don’t free ourselves from the clutches of corruption we can never become a developed country. For this we have to redefine the concept of what Public Interest in this country should be. There is no urgency among us […]

Madonna: Role Model for Women

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Madonna: Role Model for Women

Sir, Madonna Lousie Ciccone is an American singer, song writer, actress and business woman. Madonna was previously known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her autonomy with the recording industry, but her recent speech has made her a role model for the women all over the world. Madonna was honoured as […]

Over the Rainbow at Patna Women’s College

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Over the Rainbow at Patna Women’s College

The immortal Judy Garland’s ‘Over the Rainbow’ and The Wonderful Wizard of  Oz took centre stage at Narratives 2017, held in Patna Women’s College at  the Department of Communicative English. What better way to start three days of exploring the messages in the media than by having the best guitarist in the world , Eric […]

Bihar’s ‘longest human chain’: a complete waste of time?

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Bihar’s ‘longest human chain’: a complete waste of time?

Bihar is going to witness the longest human chain formation on January 21, expected to be over 11,000 km long in support of the liquor ban. It is going to be the largest human chain ever formed in the world and is said to go down in the Guiness  Book of World records. Around 2 […]

Boat Tragedy: Stop the Blame Game and Crocodile Tears

Boat Tragedy: Stop the Blame Game and Crocodile Tears

Sir, The tragic event which happened in Patna on the eve of Makar Sankranti in which an overloaded boat capsized claiming the life of 24 fellow Patnaites, deeply saddens me and makes me ponder. As the spot of the accident is close to me and at one of my favourite destinations of the city, it […]

Tragedies during Festivals in Bihar

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Tragedies during Festivals in Bihar

Sir, It was only recently  when the city was celebrating Makar Sankranti like every year on 14th January. In the  evening, when I switched on the television, I saw in the breaking news about the boat tragedy, which happened near NIT Ghat and killed almost 20 – 25 people and many of them are still […]

Reservations about reservation

Reservations about reservation

Sir, Whatever we see, it doesn’t reflect the reality always. It is so with the reservations (Quota)  system  in India. The systems of reservation in India were proclaimed to  bring equality among masses for the sake of backward categories (OBC, SC, ST) of our society in different government legislatures or jobs and even in educational […]

Patna still shops the ‘old way’?

Patna still shops the ‘old way’?

Sir, Shopping of citizens of Patna have been changing and online shopping has brought about a drastic transformation in the buying behavioral habits especially that of the middle income group. The developing online market is characterized by domestic and foreign investors, it’s growing and ever hungry consumers like us apparently have insatiable demand for all […]

Don’t water down support of marginalized

Don’t water down support of marginalized

Sir, It is good to see that Newsnet One consistently publishes news items that are not highlighted by the mainstream media, and that issues are raised here that are not ‘passing sensations’. There are several media students, or shall I rephrase that as ‘students of the media’ who contribute to this site from time to […]