बिहार की राजधानी व दक्षिणी बिहार को उत्तर बिहार से जोड़ने वाला सबसे महत्वपूर्ण लिंक जर्जर गाँधी सेतू अब बिहार की जनता के लिए नासूर बन चूका है l किसी भी दिन ढह जाने की इस पुल की स्थिति और वर्षों से इस पर रोज लगने वाले महाजाम केंद्र व् राज्य सरकार एवं स्थानीय प्रशासन के तमाम प्रयासों व् दावों के बावजूद यथावत हैं l नीतीश जी के पिछले कथित सुशासनी १० साल के लम्बे कार्यकाल में भी इस पुल की मरम्मत के लिए केंद्र की सरकार के साथ समन्वय की न तो कोई सार्थक पहल हुई न ही इस पर नित्य लगने वाले जाम का सिलसिला ख़त्म हुआ l
("The act of God" remark in the context of the Calcutta bridge collapse and the indigence senior civil servants and police officers as reflected in their property statements triggered these musings. Some of the remarks and statements have appeared in my interviews or articles published elsewhere. After all, you can't have something new to say everyday on the timeworn old issue of corruption.)
चंद दिनों पहले २३ मार्च को हरेक साल की भांति एक बार फिर लोहिया जयन्ती की रस्म-अदायगी पूरे देश में भाषणों और माल्यर्पणों के दौर के साथ संपन्न हुई । आज डॉ. लोहिया की प्रासंगिकता सिर्फ आयोजनों व् व्याख्यानों तक ही सीमित है । डॉ. लोहिया के सिद्धांतों को अमलीजामा पहनाने का साहस व् संकल्प न तो उनके 'कथित अनुयायियों' में है न ही बारम्बार उनका जिक्र करने वालों में ।
After Delhi and Mumbai, another show of the launch of Shatrughan Sinha’s biography was organized in his home town Patna on March 18th. The function was apparently marked by a complete absence of any BJP personality from the state. It seemed clear either Shatru had ignored all of them or the BJP functionaries boycotted his event. The bad blood is obvious.
JNU has made great contribution to the cause of learning in India; it has also played a seminal role in the life of significant contention- the proper calling of intellectuals – over the years but sadly the students of this premier university are being discussed for their intellectual daring which extended no further than a pledge to dismember their own motherland and a clever application of their assiduously acquired knowledge of "subaltern studies and dialectical materialism" to fox and hoodwink plain, blunt policeman.
Indians in large number voted Narendra Modi, and the BJP, to power in 2014 because they were fed up with the corrupt, dynastic and paralyzed governments of the UPA. Majority of Indians not affiliated to any political party perhaps preferred to see Indian democracy taking on the shape of a two-party system like in Britain, the USA or elsewhere. Since India is a very diverse country, the two major competing parties had to be coalitions of scores of ideologies, persuasions or aspirations.
The Milstein Young Investigator Awards are bestowed upon individuals who have made an impact on interferon and cytokine research early in their careers. Advancements in this area of research have direct impact on the successful treatment of disease or have the potential to lead to significant health benefits.
Kanhaiya Kumar’s totally uncalled for arrest and slapping of the charges of sedition etc. have clouded the issue and furthered the interest of the elements the government claims to rein in.
If you love Physics, it is rare that you have not heard about him. Yes, I am talking about Prof. Harish Chandra Verma. As a matter of fact, his books are more popular by his name rather than its title Concepts of Physics. He was born in Darbhanga, Bihar in 1952 and spent most of his childhood in Patna. Patna Science College is his alma mater where he did his bachelor degree in Physics.
Bihar has just experienced enough of rough political weather during the 2015 Vidhan Sabha election. A number of allegations, counter-allegations, lies and fabrications were thrown around to win the votes, thereby creating deep social divisions and mutual suspicion. The election is over. Now, please don’t bring in more woes to add further to the agony of Bihar by playing out the politics of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union on its soil.