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Abhivyakti 2010 – Bihar Film Festival

The longest running low cost film festival in Bihar, started as ‘All Bihar VHS videofest’ in 1995 is held every two years to encourage the use of audio-visual media as a tool of holistic development, democratic values and freedom of expression. A three day festival of the alternative kick starts on Friday 30 April, as […]

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Nitish Launches blog: More than 400 comments in 2 days

I was directed to this blog by a friend just now http://nitishspeaks.blogspot.com/ Nitish’s blog must be generating a lot of traffic since it had attracted more than 400 comments in just two days. I also liked his first entry, where he highlighted the bicycle for girls scheme. I can say from personal experience that this […]

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Bihar Divas Today

Finally the Govt has decided to celebrate Bihar Divas to commemorate the 98th anniversary of separate statehood status to Bihar. This historic land of great legends will now celebrate its identity of a great state on 22nd March every year. This could well be a small step in laying the foundation of Bihari sub nationalism , […]

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Social Innovation Matters

If someone ever felt short of ideas and inspiration, one just needs to looks at the fabulous innovations which have taken place in Bihar over the last few years. Always lambasted for it’s under utilization of its natural resources, recent idea rich innovations have given momentum to grass root innovations. This has been the most […]

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Bihar Foundation – Connecting Biharis Worldwide

  Bihar Government has set up Bihar Foundation to connect and leverage the large network of Nonresident Biharis who are willing to contribute towards development of Bihar. The main objectives of Bihar Foundation is : • To provide a forum for and to facilitate communication and interaction between Non-Resident Biharis (NRB’s) and the state of […]

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Bihar’s Growth Story : The Road Ahead

For many, the news of Bihar’s remarkable turnaround growth of 11.3%, second highest in the country has come as a big surprise. Surprising as it may sound, it was expected growth for those who have been following the plethora of slow but steady fundamental changes which Bihar economy has been undergoing over the past few […]

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Kosi revisited

A lone tree still stands amidst stark sand filled surroundings which were once lush green farmland. This is one of the few landmarks that survived the deluge. Kosi revisited: Gwalpada is a small town 15 km’s south from Madhepura. This region was ravaged by a fierce flood in 2008 & the inhabitants of this region […]

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Blanket distribution ~Kosi flood victims

We reached the Bhanwartola around 5am & were received by the village ward member who then guided us to this settlement. The only source of warmth for these people are blankets & small bonfire from dry vegetation. They don’t have permanent shelter & live under rough thatched shelters & plastic  sheet covers. Its kind of […]

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Blanket distribution

It was heartening to see that the blankets & warm clothes for women & children which we had distributed last year had given them some warmth. Although many of these clothes were in tatters, it had helped them see through last winter. In fact the only warm clothes they have were the ones given by […]

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Residents of Bhanwartola,Madhepura,

Kosi flood relief updates

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