Archive | August, 2007

German MNC in Bihar

Thanks to the effort of Ravi Shankar and Ajay Kumar, Bihar has entered the global knowledge industry with a German MNC, Biobase, deciding to open its production and training centre in the state. Biobase helps resolve the bioinformatic challenges of its customers worldwide. It helps rationalise drug development time and cost and improves the quality […]

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Days of one sided Bihar coverge is over

This had to happen. I am so glad it has finally happened. The realization that there is more to the barrage of negative news emanating from Bihar than a desire to expose wrong doings. Or even a neutral desire to report the happenings. Such news, inevitably accompanied by commentary like “the most lawless state”, “the […]

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‘Chak De India" girl from Bihar

‘Chak De India’ has special links with the state of Bihar as one of the prominent character among the 11 players of the women’s Hockey team, Shilpa Shukla originally belongs to Hajipur in Vaishali district. Twenty-seven-year-old Shilpa had six years of experience with theatre before bagging the Centre-half position in Shah Rukh Khan starrer ”Chak […]

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Conspicuous by its absence

Many many years ago, while being taught English at my school at Patna, I recall being taught the expression “conspicuous by its absence”. The expression greatly appealed to my adolescent mind – the apparent contradiction of being absent and yet conspicuous. If one thing deserves to be described as such, it is the coverage of […]

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Tribute to Dashrath Manjhi

Dashrath Manjhi the man who moved mountains and made this metaphor a reality died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Friday evening. He was suffering from cancer of gall bladder. His body is being brought to Gaya by Purashottam Express on Saturday. Condoling the death of Manjhi, Chief […]

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Happy Independence Day

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Seeking Support for Flood Relief in Bihar

Bihar has seen one of the worst floods in recent times and we are working towards getting some medicines,funds,cloths and any other help for the flood relief work in Bihar. I am presently working with a team which is providing direct help to people who have been affected by the floods in Bihar and also […]

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Seeking Support for Flood Relief in Bihar

Bihar has seen one of the worst floods in recent times and we are working towards getting some medicines,funds,cloths and any other help for the flood relief work in Bihar. I am presently working with a team which is providing direct help to people who have been affected by the floods in Bihar and also […]

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Floods in Bihar – Relief is urgently needed

This year’s floods in Bihar have been unprecedented. Press reports are calling it the worst floods in the last thirty years. Districts after districts in North Bihar are under deep flood water which are not yet showing signs of receding. Crops, villages, roads and railways have got washed away. The governments: at the state and […]

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Blogging -Bihari Style

It’s a nostalgic delight for every bihari to go down memory lanes and rediscover the old world which we have left behind in our villages, small towns and our roots in bihar, when we get to hear or read “Apna Bihari Boli”.Somewhere it strikes a very raw emotional chords in our hearts as these words […]

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