Archive | September, 2006

So far so good…

Media focus on Bihar continues with regular coverage of the new govt. activities and newly discovered interest in the changing face of Bihar . Aditi Phadnis has given an impressive first hand account of Nitish Kumar’s initiatives in Bihar. The report has details about the Junta Darbar which Nitish has initiated and impact it has […]

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Bihar Bollywood Brigade in Patna

Dussehra programs in Patna used to be a mega feast for music and arts lover in the state. Those days star Artists and musicians from all over the country used to visit Patna and grace the occasion with mesmerizing music and live performances. Looks like the culture is being revived now with Bihari Bollywood brigade […]

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Times they are changing …..

Mumbai Mirror has a nostalgic and insightful article by Mayak Shekhar on the changing face of Patna. He ruminates over his visit to Patna and the new changing face of the state and how the state has got its act together despite facing the ignominy of backwardness and crime. Waking up Sunday morning to screaming […]

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Aamir khan to interview Abhayanand

Aamir khan is likely to host a TV show on the eve of Gandhi Jayanthi for some unsung heroes of our country who have contributed in there own special way to the society. The show will honour individuals whose actions have made an impact in the society and will recognise the spirit of humanity. The […]

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Nalanda University Revival

Reports suggest that in response to President APJ Abdul Kalam seeking international cooperation for revival of Nalanda University, the ancient seat of learning, a high level delegation from Singapore on Tuesday had a “fruitful talk” with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the issue. “We had a fruitful talk with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other […]

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Bihar attracts India Inc.

Finally it appears that India Inc. is making amends in its investment pattern and trying to tap the unexplored potential of Bihar .People like Ratan Tata,Sunil Mittal, Analjit Singh,Ashok Ganguly, are some of the big names from India Inc. who have shown keen interest in starting new ventures in Bihar. ET reports that” The diversified […]

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Patna gets a Brand ambassador

We felt it was coming and seriously Bihar could not have asked for a better branding exercise. None other than Ad man and marketing guru Suhel Seth highlights the changing face of Bihar in his recent article. The article is not based on flights of fancies of journalists in Delhi or any other metro nor […]

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Ratan Tata on Bihar

Two very encouraging happening this week in Bihar which augurs well for the state and its citizens. The Chief Minister inaugurated the Patna Branch of BIT Mesra and Ratan Tata visited Patna and was pleasantly surprised by the approach of the new govt. towards the state’s development. “My government wishes to regain the old image […]

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Journalists and Bihar Bashing

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something” – Plato Bihar has been the favourite punching bag of the Indian English language journalist community, actually not just the journalists but many English speaking “elite” of India. We see the parody of Bihar bashing being played out […]

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It happens only in Patna…

So finally our Journalist friend Prabhakar from Patna has come up with something worth appreciating .He talks about the unque Islamic school in Patna which has 40 Hindu students and they are at ease with both the Koran Sharif and Sanskrit hymns. This unique Madrassa in Patna teaches Hindu students about the Koran and Muslim […]

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