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Amartya Sen on Reviving Nalanda University

Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen discusses the pan-Asian initiative to revive the ancient Nalanda University and the significance and relevance for Asia. You can also read the Q&A script here Nalanda University also launched its new website with details of University vision and plans for development.

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Bihar has higest growth rate in 2010-11

Bihar tremendous growth story continues this year and it’s not surprising that it has the highest growth rate in 2010-11. An annual growth rate of 14.15 per cent – the highest for any state in the country – bears testimony to the spectacular turnaround that has taken place in Bihar in recent years. This would […]

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Scientific Foresight 2007

Happy Deepawali and Chath to all of us We are in the middle of finalizing sponsors,speakers for Scientific Foresight 2007 . This event that will be used to showcase to the world that Bihar is not just India’s Spiritual Capital. We are not just the heart, mind & soul of India etc. That we are […]

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What the World thinks of Nalanda Univ revival

Pls have a look at the New York Times op ed page article I could not but help notice the sharp contrast between the article in TOI with its propagation of regional chauvinism of a very low order vs the very enlightened view expressed in the NYT post. I would like to quote “But Nalanda […]

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Revival of Nalanda and real politics

The idea was first propounded by President Kalam and enthusiastically sought to be implemented by the Govt of Bihar. In a remarkable show of pan global view, the Dy CM of Bihar announced the name of Prof Amartya Sen as Chairman of the proposed Nalanda University. But what do we see? Pranab Mukherjee is trying […]

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Empowering the un empowered – a different paradigm

The divisive debate rages on at the national capital Delhi and various state capital on ‘Reservation’ as a tool for bringing social equity. In this backdrop, the efforts of the coaching institutes at Patna to empower the poorest of the poor is worthy of note and of emulation. Their objective is to prepare the students […]

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How To Be a Programmer

These days I started to use a new tool which integrates well with my Mozilla Firefox brower. It is called Stumble Upon. This tool helps me looking for sites based on the interest (I need to define them first after I sign up with Stumble Upon). While browsing through programming Category yesterday I came across […]

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The ‘Babu-ization’ of Bihar Education

At the time of Indian independence, the schools and colleges of Bihar were largely privately run. There was the system of the Zila School which were like the benchmark of quality education. There were the British Govt established institutions like the Patna Science College and Prince of Wales Medical College. But for every Government run […]

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