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‘General Physician Wale Hain’: The Struggle For Government Jobs In Bihar

‘General Physician Wale Hain’: The Struggle For Government Jobs In Bihar

Jun 29, 2022

It has been nine years since Sintu Kumar began preparing for general competitive exams. In these years, he has sat in over a dozen exams but failed to crack any so far.

Coaching Centres: Selling Impossible Dreams In Packed Alleys Of Patna

Coaching Centres: Selling Impossible Dreams In Packed Alleys Of Patna

Jun 29, 2022

Lakhs of job aspirants learn life’s harsh lessons in Musallahpur Haat and Bhikhna Pahari of Bihar capital

Patna’s Glorious Past Is Being Erased As Heritage Buildings Face Demolition

Patna’s Glorious Past Is Being Erased As Heritage Buildings Face Demolition

May 04, 2022

Bulldozers are ramming through the vibrant and rich architectural heritage of the city, which was at the centre of international trade during the 17th century.

The Cost Of Piety, A Mirzapur Dirge

The Cost Of Piety, A Mirzapur Dirge

Feb 02, 2022

Sandstone mining, to build the Ayodhya temple among others, provides vital employment, but endangers lives, livelihoods and the environment

Poverty In Bihar: Government Numbers Hide Real Story

Poverty In Bihar: Government Numbers Hide Real Story

Dec 15, 2021

Benefits of social schemes barely reach the most needy despite claims of success. About 52 per cent of Bihar’s population is deprived of nutritious food, while 45.62 per cent of pregnant women do not get health benefits.

Clash Of Cultures In Smalltown Bihar

Clash Of Cultures In Smalltown Bihar

Dec 01, 2021

Far from the metropolitan spotlight, hip-hop is emerging as a vernacular eddy in smalltown Bihar, as global culture clashes with local tradition

How Green Was The Valley: Bihari Workers Fleeing Kashmir Bemoan Loss Of Livelihood

How Green Was The Valley: Bihari Workers Fleeing Kashmir Bemoan Loss Of Livelihood

Oct 28, 2021

Plight Of Migrant Workers: Economics forced them to leave Bihar. Now terror has made them flee Kashmir.

Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

Oct 13, 2021

The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’ to the ever-demanding maw of the national media from India’s hinterland.

Reform Within: How A Madrasa In Madhubani Is Blending Change With Tradition

Reform Within: How A Madrasa In Madhubani Is Blending Change With Tradition

Sep 30, 2021

The Jamia-Tul-Qasim Dar-ul Uloom-Il-Islamia madrasa in Bihar is breaking stereotypes by teaches three languages—Urdu, English and Hindi—along with computers, history, math, geography and science.

'...Or Muzaffarpur Will Become Childless': As Encephalitis Toll Reaches 136, A Grieving Father Has A Message For Bihar Govt

'...Or Muzaffarpur Will Become Childless': As Encephalitis Toll Reaches 136, A Grieving Father Has A Message For Bihar Govt

Jun 21, 2019

More than 130 children have died in Bihar's Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), a deadly disease that strikes the region year after year.

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