Bihar, despite many positive changes in the last few years, continues to get bad press in the media. Some in the national media will highlight anything negative about Bihar the first chance they get as if they stay awake all night long planning how to make sure Bihar is perceived as the worst place on the earth.
"Road Jam in Patna". As if that doesn't happen elsewhere. "Power crunch in Bihar". Just look around and you'll see places like Delhi and Gurgaon also facing the same problem. "Businessman Kidnapped". Are you kidding us? Check out the national news and the news of kidnapping are littered all over. "Dalit Beaten by Upper Caste". If you think this happens only in Bihar, you're deluding yourself.
What is even more frustrating is the fact that not only the national media continues to project Bihar in a bad light, many among us Biharis do the same. We, in fact, take immense pride in doing so. What's the old saying? The wound given by our own near and dear is more hurtful than those given by the outsiders. Criticizing Bihar somehow makes them "better" than the rest of us.
We can think of multiple reasons why they act the way they act but that's a discussion for another topic. All we know is what is happening in Bihar in terms of crime, corruption, bureaucracy, and development is not just confined to Bihar but expands to other states as well.
This is, by no means, to say that two wrongs make one right. Far from it. We know what ails Bihar but to pretend that other states are immune to such issues is downright disingenuous and hypocritical.
So here we are. In this new section, we will give you links of negative news from other states and cities. You be the judge if Bihar is the only god forsaken state in India or we need a nationwide overhaul.