Of late, there has been an increased focus on health and work-life balance. Some people devote 15-20 min daily in yoga, some people prefer to jog (slow pace) for about 30 min every day and some people do some other form of aerobics or exercises. But very rarely, you will find a normal person running Full Marathon (42.2 km) almost every week to keep oneself fit and that too in different foreign countries. It feels more unbelievable when you have 9-8PM office job on weekdays and it is very hard to take leaves for practice run for the Marathon.

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Can we think of life without water? Certainly not. Water has been undeniably the most precious gift by the nature. One can’t imagine the existence of life without water. Whether it be terrestrial, aquatic or amphibians or plant kingdom, everyone needs water to stay alive. In ancient era, civilizations flourished along the river for the same reason.

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संसार में कुछ महापुरुष ऐसे होते है जिनकी जीवनी ही उनके समकालीन इतिहास का अंग बन जाती है. बिहार की रत्नगर्भा भूमि ने जिन राष्ट्रीय व्यक्तित्वों का सृजन किया उसमे बिहार विभूति डॉ अनुग्रह नारायण सिंह अग्रणी श्रेणी के राष्ट्रनायकों में शुमार रहे है. आधुनिक बिहार राज्य के सृजन से स्वतंत्रता तक अनुग्रह बाबू बिहार के आधुनिक इतिहास का अभिन्न अंग रहे है. आज जहाँ समस्त बिहार अपने इस अनमोल रत्न को उनकी १३२ वी जयंती पर श्रद्धापूर्वक नमन कर रहा है, वर्तमान परिस्थितियों में राज्य को अनुग्रह बाबू जैसे दिव्य व्यक्तित्व से प्रेरणा लेने की कही ज्यादा जरुरत है.

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Saurabh Basu Chowdhury, a Patna student from Kankarbagh, had the opportunity to attend the Science and Society: Annual India Symposium organised by NITI Aayog and The Lakshmi Mittal and Family - South Asia Institute Harvard University held at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi on April 4th earlier this month.

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History of Litti and Chokha: The importance of Litti Chokha to Bihar is similar to the importance of Rosogolla to West Bengal. Litti Chokha, a remarkable dish which comes from the state of Bihar, is not only popular in India today, but has also made a special mark globally.

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Dates

The date palm is said to have originated in the Middle East and has proven to be such a successful plant and source (fruit) of nourishment that it has become a popular wholesome food across the planet. In many ways, dates may be considered as an almost ideal food, providing a wide range of essential nutrients and potential health benefits. It is because of its food (energy) value, that Dates have special significance for the fasting month of Ramazan.

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Patna'ites endure intense heat in 2015.

Bihar is covered by the forest in only 7.23% of the total area. Natural forests contribute for just 6.87% while, according to the 'Green India Mission', the forest cover should be 33% at least.

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Recently, I came across a biography of Braj Kishore Prasad – the foremost, but forgotten enlightened leader of Bihar. I would like to introduce your readers to the life and times of this patriot. The book - Shri Braj Kishore Prasad - The First Associate of Gandhiji in Bihar - is written by Surendra Gopal, Retired Professor of History, Patna University, published by Bihar Vidyapeeth Patna, 2012, $12.

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Nalanda University was one of the first universities in the world, founded in the 5th Century BC, and is located approximately 90 kilometers of the city of Patna. It was a Buddhist center of learning from 427 C.E to 1197 C.E. It has been called "one of the first great universities in recorded history."

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Patna's Jaya Prakash Narayan International Airport has been much in news lately, mostly for its short runway surrounded by the towering Secretariat Clock on one side and the Botanical Garden with hundreds of tall trees on the other.

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