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It has been about 5 years since the Nirbhaya incident. A young girl was brutally assaulted and raped in the national capital. The nation rose up, united in its protest, bringing to light the spate of crime against women in the country. Much has been done since then to keep our girls and women safe and yet we seem to have failed them miserably when we take a look at the statistics of crimes against [...]

Fall of Mahagathbandhan in Bihar

The Grand Alliance in Bihar was perhaps always meant to run into the ground one day or the other. There were problems in it right from the outset. There were far too many contradictions and the alliance was being headed by a chief minister – Nitish Kumar in this case – who was not exactly pleased with the restrictions that had been placed on him by the other members of the alliance. Still then, the [...]

marriage by abduction in bihar

Take 1: Julie, a 19-year old girl, in her lovely bridal attire is waiting for her groom. The groom Abhinay Kumar, a 22-year-old young man arrives and exchanges garland and ties the nuptial knot with Julie. The marriage mantras are over. They are a married couple now. Take 2: The police arrives on the scene. They are searching for the groom. The groom Abhinay Kumar was actually kidnapped by Julie’s family and was forced to marry [...]

Rajasthani, Bhojpuri Languages to get Official Status

India is a unique medley of various cultures, religions, languages, geographical features and art forms. To us Indians, such diversity is the source of immense national pride. In this light, there is some more good news. Rajasthani and Bhojpuri are all set to join the list of official languages of the country. There are currently 22 languages listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India. These languages are the official languages and find [...]

India has become a prime target for terrorist attacks, as evident from the numerous cases of bombing and shooting that claimed the lives of hundreds, mostly innocent people. Our country is now a haven for different terrorist factions, that include the Naxalites (India’s own home-bred group of terrorists), Indian Mujahidin, and sleeper cells of international terrorists. The Indian government has realized this late, but better late than never. However, the Government is still sluggish in [...]

Bodh Gaya, Bihar

Location: 17 km from Gaya District, Bihar Buddhism is said to have originated in India and this is the reason why India is the host to a number of pilgrimage sites of the Buddhists. One of the most sacred sites of the Buddhists is situated in the Gaya District of the Bihar State. Known as Bodh Gaya, It is the same auspicious site where Gautam Budhha is said to have attained enlightenment under a tree. [...]



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