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Has Nitish Redefined ‘Himalayan Blunder’ ?

By   /  June 18, 2013  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

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Long back in our childhood, we had read a story where two cats are fighting for a piece of bread and unable to reach an amicable understanding, they decide to consult a monkey. ┬áThe monkey judge divides the bread in two unequal pieces, puts them on a balance and then keeps eating from one side […]

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Bihar: Another Naxal attack and a few more Jawans lie dead

By   /  June 10, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News  /  No Comments

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Close on the heels of the killing of Brahmeshwar Singh Mukhiya, 1 CRPF jawan was killed and 10 others were injured when their patrol party was ambushed by Maoists in the Gaya district of Bihar. The CRPF party was acting on a tip off that the Maoist cadre had assembled in the area to discuss […]

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Rural violence in Bihar

By   /  June 4, 2012  /  Politics  /  No Comments

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  This massacre is not related to the agrarian struggle per se. It was an outcome of the struggle for hegemony over sand quarry in the Ganges and Sone riverbeds. In this incident the struggle for supremacy between two contenders for sand quarry?both from the same upper backward caste and supporters of political party currently […]

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Brahmeshwar Singh’s killing and the dirty face of Caste Politics

By   /  June 3, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News, Politics  /  5 Comments

Brahmeshwar-Singh

In past two days, I have been shocked to see the hue and cry of people paying homage to Brameshwar Singh who was slain by unknown assailants in Arrah yesterday. Any killing is bad and must be condemned but what surprises me is to see people glorifying this man as if he was a saint […]

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The story of Shilpi Jain.. and her “suicide”

By   /  April 26, 2010  /  India, Society  /  14 Comments

sadhu

From my old diary dated sometime in 1999 ..–It is pathetic to see how short lived our memory is and how quickly we forget and forgive the criminals. If you are from Bihar, let me ask you this- Do you remember the infamous Shilpi-Gautam murder case of 1999 ? I guess not. Here is the […]

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