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Bihar Development Summit

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Bihar – 2011 Year in Review

Year 2011 will go down as a landmark year for Bihar. Having turned the wheels of development and progress in the last few years,   2011 saw consolidation of various initiatives and remarkable turnaround in the state. In 2010, Bihar emerged as a role model for electoral democracy when people unanimously voted for progress and prosperity, […]

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Mahabodhi Temple – Blissful Bihar

The Mahabodhi Temple (महाबोधि मंदिर) (Literally: “Great Awakening Temple”) is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is located about 96 km (60 mi) from Patna, Bihar state, India. Next to the temple, to its western side, is the holy Bodhi tree. In the Pali […]

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The Buddha, A Film by David Grubin

Watch the full episode. See more The Buddha. This documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists […]

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Bodh Gaya: Center of the Buddhist World

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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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Cruise along Ganges river @ Patna Floating restaurant

A state-of-the-art floating restaurant in Patna will add to the attraction for tourists visiting Bihar.A 75-seater luxury yacht will take the visitors on a cruise through the Ganges River, as they dine in the fine surroundings of the restaurant. It will be operated by the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation on the Ganga river twice […]

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Revisiting Bihar

It always a great experience to take photos in Bihar. In the last two weeks I had the chance to take some shots in my native village Minapur near Muzzafarpur and also had the privilege to visit Vaishali again after a long time. Historically important, Vaishali, on the left bank of the Gandak river, is […]

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Bihar has turned the corner

I remember preparing this so called “wish list” when the Nitish’s new govt came to power in 2005.There was a time when the state made news for only lawlessness and crime ,the new wave of development which the state has witnessed in the last few years are more than just a welcome change. Recent survey […]

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Kapil’s Eleven in Patna

Veteran Cricket and former India Captain Kapil Dev was in Patna recently to inaugurate his “Elevens” restaurant. The only Indian cricket captain who made India proud by winning the only World Cup India has. The president of Indian Cricket League or ICL had been to the state capital for inauguration of his restaurant at Fraser […]

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