Observers of Nitish Kumar’s tenure agree three terms as Chief Minister should be sufficient to show substantial improvement in the health of a province. Many critics, not necessarily hostile, say on many fundamental benchmarks against which his administration must be tested Nitish fell far short. For instance, health care system or law and order in general continued to be sick despite his claim of a clean and efficient administration, Sushasan, in Bihar.

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Research reveals that the use of internet by social media lovers, especially from among the younger generation, has gone up over the years and thus giving rise to some kind of disadvantages. Therefore, naturally, educators and parents are worried and need to find a way to not dismiss it completely, but at least propose some measures to shield the younger generation from this growing menace.

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एक बार फिर दिल्ली के निर्भया कांड की याद ताजा हो गयी। इस बार यह घृणित कृत्य मन्दसौर में एक मनुष्य-रूपी हैवान ने अंजाम दिया।

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"I've always believed that when you educate a girl, you empower a nation." - Queen Rania of Jordan

Women are the fulcrum of any modern society. Roles of women in Indian society - considered to be inherently patriarchy - too have transcended and seen a sea of change since independence.

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As the holy month of Ramazan for Muslims concluded this year (2018), there was by and large a feeling of goodwill and festivity among the Muslims and others in Bihar (and India). The Ramazan message of peace, charity and brotherhood was meant to spread everywhere. The month, however, wasn’t free from violence in certain parts of the world where the Muslims were in majority.

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You don’t build a skyscraper to conceal a dead mouse, as Saul Bellow the Nobel Prize winning novelist would have asked. The entire nation was in a state of ferment over Pranab Mukherjee’s proposed speech on the occasion of the visit of the RSS headquarter. The national media had created such an air of expectancy as if a modern-day version of Book of Revelation was going to be launched from the ramparts of the RSS headquarters.

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कहते हैं कि मुग़ल बादशाह जहांगीर जब पहली बार कश्मीर पहुंचे तो उनके मुंह से सहसा निकल पड़ा "जन्नत अगर कहीं है, तो वह यहीं है, यहीं है, यहीं है।" भारत का मुकुटमणि, धरती का स्वर्ग, यूरोप का स्विट्ज़रलैंड, कुदरत की कारीगरी और  अकूत खूबसूरती का खजाना, पहाड़, झीलें, वनस्पति, हरियाली, महकती पवन... ऐसा लगता है मानो पूरा-का-पूरा ‘स्वर्ग’ धरती पर उतर आया हो! यह नजारा है कश्मीर की धरती का. तभी तो इसे धरती का ‘स्वर्ग’ कहा जाता है।

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A census of the biomass (the amount of living matter) on Earth—published recently by the research group of Prof. Milo, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel1—revealed humankind as miniscule but insanely dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth. This research found that the world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things.

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RJD workers celebrating party win in Jokihat last week.

Looking at the result of the Jokihat Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) seat by-election held on Monday, 28 May 2018, it can’t be denied that the victory of the RJD candidate over the joint candidate of the JD(U)-BJP by 41,000 votes was clear and unequivocal. The RJD candidate received a bloc of 81,240 votes whereas, the JD(U) contestant got less than its half.

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Encouraged by the political developments in Karnataka where the governor invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government following the provincial elections on 12 May 2018, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader of the opposition in Bihar, Tejaswi Yadav, rushed to the governor to demand that he should also be invited to lead the government in Bihar.

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