Patna Airport was in limelight a few days back – this time not because of the unprecedented growth but due to the fact that it is one of the riskiest airports in the country because of the short length of its runway.
Some people resort to violence to get what they want and could care less if they hurt or kill—either themselves or others or both—in so doing. This phenomenon is old, and scholars who have studied such behavior have suggested using economics as a tool to reduce violence.
A war within a country, resulting from a riot or uprising or violence, pits citizens against citizens and bloodies everyone. It could flare up without warning or simmer forever at low heat. A war between two nations, on the other hand, kills the nation’s enemies and is unlikely to happen frequently or to last a long time. Take, for instance, India, a fast emerging economic power.
Lalu Prasad’s declaration in his boastful but ridiculous whims that no upper caste will ever be the Chief Minister of Bihar hence forth, reveals his sinister design in politics of Bihar which not only have far reaching consequences for the upper castes but also speaks of the futuristic trend of politics in India.
One of the serious accusations leveled by opposition in Bihar against Nitish Kumar is that he has been subdued by the bureaucracy instead of subduing it. This could be true. But is this a problem in Bihar alone?
I went mad with laughter when I heard the news on TV about the samples of food items from canteen of parliament sent for forensic test to determine its safety ingredients for human consumption.
Bravo! Bravo! JDU.
The members of JDU are now justifying themselves being the real breed of the educational system which follows the principal of AGRATAH SHAKLESHASTRAM PRISHTHTAH SHASARAHDHANU; the meaning inherent in the slogan is that if your all solemn and just academic and philosophical arguments fail to be efficacious before your opponent, take recourse to the philosophy of taking the bull by the horn.
I think it was Lord Cornwalis (correct me, if I am wrong) who once remarked in a whimsical supremacy of the whites that "the Indian natives are by nature corrupt".
"Will Bihar ever change?" is a formidable question that leaves one perplexed.
Looking from the angle of the government claims of roads, bridges etc., one becomes little optimistic. However, when one confronts the reality of the bureaucratic attitude, it bubbles out.
'I'll land at around 9 am. I think I'll change at your place before proceeding to the meeting.' I told my friend over phone.
'When is your presentation?'
'At 11 am.'
Just a few months back, whenever the term Bihar Model was used, it was in a negative sense. Journalists would use Bihar as a template to exemplify different aspects of despicable behavior. Our great Ashish Bose, a population studies PhD, even coined an epithet Bimaru to lampoon us. Even High court judges would use this to illustrate misdemeanor of different types. In this context, it is heartening to hear of the Bihar model in a positive context.
I was at my home last weekend and had the luxury to do things at my will – I thought watching TV was not a bad option. Not oblivious of the ‘World Cup’ fever, I watched a couple of decent contests. And then I followed news. News channels had their hands full – 'Bhopal Gas Tragedy’s verdict' and the subsequent events were keeping the '(breaking) news mongers' busy plus they had the added responsibility of covering the 'biggest sporting carnival'.