On Monday, May 29, I received news that Hazel Morrison, widow of the late Frank Morrison, former Salt Commissioner Jaipur, died in Patna. She was 94 years old and died peacefully, with her niece by her side. She had lived a full life, fought the good fight and has now gone to her reward.

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It looks kind of fancy to say the state has improved, and locals feel something special when they hear it from all around. News for improved law and order, basic infrastructure development like road, hydro-electric power plant set up, increased educational institutes and pure water project proposal are published in leading newspaper.

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I would like to draw the attention of the concerned Water Supply Authorities towards the extreme miseries and crises faced by people due to No water supply in the Nuruddinganj area of Patna City, the Capital city of Bihar.

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Indonesia feels earthquake at 14:30 hrs on 11th April, 2012. Indonesia does have a series of fault lines that makes the vast island nation prone to volcanic and seismic activity.

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If not all, most of the officers who join the Indian Administrative Services, come with a thought to change. A Change that they feel is being alluded for generations in the Indian society. Only after joining the bureaucracy do they understand that it was else meant to be. Instead of them changing the society, in turn, they end up being changed, alas, for bad. Ones who still keep their hearts on their mind, suffer the agony of getting frustrated, transferred, shunted and have to go through all agonies, that they never would have imagined to go through.

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Conventional courses these days are eclipsed by introduction of vocational courses in state universities, but these courses without any faculty is worthless because same teachers have been engaged in teaching both the courses resulting in a  decline at both levels. I am not against these courses but separate faculty with the specialization would have been better option for students placement in those areas.

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"If there was an opening on moon Biharis will make their mark there too" was the statement of Bihar Chief Minister recently at a function.

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"United we stand, divided we fall", many of us probably would have been spoon-fed with these kind of sentences in our early school days. But have any of us experimented with these lines ever? Of course some of us have! But I am sure many of us will land up with an "umm…"

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Letters can be a great instrument to showcase the socio-political landscape of any society and culture and many people have used this as a great tool to express their feelings – both sorrow and happiness.

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Recently, I had a discussion with some young students in Patna who were preparing for the civil service examinations. This seems an interesting time for the students. They tend to be optimistic and idealistic in equal measures as they are on the verge of, conditional on passing the examination, changing the system for the better for their countrymen.

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