Reading ‘Hindustan’ in Bihar

Yadav, who has passed high school, considers the newspaper to be more than just a source of news. “If I write, will they not help?” he asks.

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Bihar Series IV: The management of Bihar

At Patna’s congested Dak Bunglow intersection, where maddening traffic throbs like the impatient pulse of its people, a life-size billboard dazzles passers-by, announcing an ambitious venture: a “world-class business school for transforming Bihar”.

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Bihar Series III: The roads more travelled

By any measure that day in May, at the peak of summer, was an important one for Nawada, one of Bihar’s 37 districts. The bridge over the teeming Sakri river at Kadirganj block opened that day and soon enough two decisions on either side of the river, though seemingly disparate, were taken.

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Bihar Series II:Bihar sees a growing tribe of rural migrants

Amipur may be a small dot along the national highway from Patna to Nawada, but its ambitions are big. In the 50-odd households in the village, sparsely populated and rife with an uneasy quiet, most men have left for work outside Bihar. Siyaram Chauhan is the one who returned.

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Bihar Series I: Bihar sees reverse brain drain

It was perhaps the worst of times. With the fall of night, Patna would blanket itself in a pall of darkness, interrupted occasionally by traffic thinning rapidly with each passing hour.

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