Patnacine Festa: An Oasis for Art Lovers

Patnacine Festa: An Oasis for Art Lovers

Five days. For five days, in the midst of a searing June heatwave, an oasis appeared in this cultural Kalahari, bringing a modicum of animation to the listless and drooping culture-vultures parked on the bare bones of a surreal Mowgli landscape. Their “What ya wanna do?” “I dunno, what ya wanna do?” was cut short […]

Salute to the Most Valuable Players in the Sacred Blood Games

Salute to the Most Valuable Players in the Sacred Blood Games

Today, June 14th, is  World Blood Donor Day! It’s that special occasion where we celebrate those brave souls who willingly part ways with their precious life juice for the greater good. World Blood Donor Day was first established in 2004 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The date, June 14th, commemorates the birthday of Karl […]

Bihar: A Fort of Rice to Repel Anaemia Demons

Bihar: A Fort of Rice to Repel Anaemia Demons

Bags of rice stocked wall-thick at the grain warehouses are what the nutrition warriors in Bihar are counting on to repel the onslaught of anaemia, which as recent figures indicate has gained the upper hand in recent times. A ‘workshop’ for media, organised last week in Patna, as part of an SBCC Campaign, revealed that […]

The Holy Book of India, isn’t the Bible!

The Holy Book of India, isn’t the Bible!

Catholic students in a well known Jesuit College in Bihar may have been a bit surprised to see a Catholic Priest hold up the Constitution of India and say, “This is the most Sacred Book of the Citizen of India. Not the Bible, Not the Quran, Not the Bhagwad Gita.” The priest who was addressing […]

Treasures of Bihar neglected?

Treasures of Bihar neglected?

Dear Friends As you may be aware I have been engaged for the last few years in drawing the attention to the way the valuable Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayana Collection housed in Patna Museum and the Bihar Research Society has been the victim of neglect and apathy. These two Institutions in their long history of over […]

Disaster Risk Reduction via Government Schemes

Disaster Risk Reduction via Government Schemes

Every year farmers have to face a lot of loss because of the disasters whether its created by nature or humans. Even when they can be prepared for it and reduce the risk of large loss. The state government runs many schemes for citizens. If used properly they can reduce the disaster risk; but because […]

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