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POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
BJP, RJD, Bihar polls, Nitish Kumar

How Game Theory applies to upcoming Bihar elections

With our universe limited to Bihar Assembly elections, we will have to live with the fact that even with the stakes so high in a state that breeds intellect, we can only expect a case of ‘bounded rationality’ at best.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Mental health bollywood, Bihar, Small towns, Sushantsinghrajputsuicide

Sushant Singh Rajput death: A eulogy and questions

Token condolence messages for Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise are being perceived as reductive arguments about mental illness and self-nurturing saviour complexes.

POLITICS

 |  Patna Durbar  |  2-minute read
Lockdown, Covid-19, Nitish Kumar, Bihar

Nitish Kumar bats for migrant workers

Bihar has launched measures to create livelihoods for migrant workers who’ve returned.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Coronavirus, Chirag paswan, Tejashwi Yadav, Migrant labourers

Chirag Paswan and Tejashwi Yadav can stay in Lutyens' Delhi. Bihar doesn't need them

Tejashwi Yadav and Chirag Paswan must consider doing politics in New Delhi since they are no longer available or required in Bihar.

POLITICS

 |  Patna Durbar  |  2-minute read
Nitish Kumar, Bihar, Coronavirus relief measures, Covid-19

Bihar CM grants Rs 100 crore for victims of Covid-19

Top government officials admit that with Nitish Kumar at the helm, the state government’s response system has always performed several notches above the standardised levels during all previous disasters.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Bihar, Anand kumar biopic, Pankaj tripathi, Hrithik Roshan

Super 30 and a super-brown Hrithik Roshan: Why I think the heavily bronzed Hrithik is an insult to the man he's playing

Hrithik Roshan’s off-putting faux-darkened skin reeks of Bollywood’s elitist and racist outlook. It's as bad as using 'black face' on non-African performers to make them fit non-white roles.

POLITICS

 |  The Castaways  |  12-minute read
Bihar, Muzaffarpur, Litchis, Brain fever

The dead bitterness of litchis: Encephalitis, 'expiries' and my memories of a hospital ward

Five years later, the story remains the same in Muzaffarpur: the song of beeping monitors, the unblinking eyes of children and their frothing mouths.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Mahagathbandhan, Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar, Bihar

Bihar Results 2019 Live: How BJP-JD(U) sweeps Bihar, despite 'jab tak samosa me aalu, Bihar me Lalu' saying!

Sab pe bhari? We’ve never ever seen a bipolar fight like this ever before.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, Maharashtra, Khichdi, Tamil Nadu

Political Khichdi: Why the regional mix-rice dish is the hot favourite this election season!

Like politics, khichdi varies from region to region. Here is a peek into the regional platter that is going to be offered to the Indian public this poll season.

POLITICS

 |  Patna Durbar  |  5-minute read
2019 Lok Sabha elections, Tejashwi Yadav, Rahul Gandhi, Bihar

Back in Bihar after decades, the Congress has no cakewalk to welcome it

As the grand alliance is expected to aggressively entice backward communities, the Congress needs to wean away forward caste voters from the BJP.