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Narendra Modi, BJP, Patna, Ravi Shankar Prasad

Never Khamosh! Decoding the voluble and flamboyant Shatrughan Sinha

He shocked the BJP with his relentless criticism of PM Modi. And now he's poised to take on his own former colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna Sahib, in a truly bombastic Bollywood-style clash.


 |  The Castaways  |  8-minute read
Old Age, Kalibari, Patna, Purnima devi

An old woman who sings of hope, and lives like a free bird

An encounter with an abandoned old woman who has found peace in herself and in a building full of outcastes.


 |  7-minute read
Patna, Book Review, Abdullah khan, Patna blues

How Abdullah Khan's novel 'Patna Blues' brings to the fore the tale of a Muslim boy in our deeply divided times

The novel goes beyond stereotyping Muslims as it captures the aspirations of its protagonist.


 |  3-minute read
Nitish Kumar, NDA, BJP, Patna

BJP has a plan to take on rebel Shatrughan Sinha in Bihar for 2019 general elections

The actor-turned-politician is likely to be backed by Lalu Prasad’s RJD in next year’s Lok Sabha elections.


 |  3-minute read
Dowry, Marriage, Sushil Kumar Modi, Patna

How Sushil Kumar Modi walked the talk on fighting dowry

The wedding of Bihar deputy CM's son saw more than 700 people pledge not to give or take dowry in their children's marriages.


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IGIM, Wives, Virgin, Medical College

Why do virgins have to be unmarried women?

A government medical college in Patna left its employees stumped with a question on their virginity.


 |  3-minute read
Sexism, Employment, Patna, IGIMS

Why is a medical institute in Bihar asking employees details about 'virginity'?

IGIMS' marital declaration form is blatantly sexist and should be changed.


 |  Patna Durbar  |  4-minute read
Heritage, Nitish Kumar, Patna, Bihar

Bihar's vikas should not come at the cost of its heritage

The state government has decided to pull down the iconic Patna Collectorate to construct the high-rises for its administrative convenience.


 |  The Castaways  |  11-minute read
Childhood, Bihar, Patna

How Patna taught me the true meaning of despair

I have kept returning to the city hoping to find myself again.