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December 09, 2004





If the news is about Bihar, it can be depressing at most times.

It is a state where it is often hard to tell politicians and criminals apart; a state where doctors and other professionals are routinely abducted and killed; a province where criminals hold parties in jail; a region where people are routinely massacred.

In fact, there is a good chance that even if you are passing through the state in a train, you will get a taste of Bihar's danda raaj.

Bihar represents everything that a state in the Indian Union shouldn't be, and presiding over all this chaos is Lalu Prasad Yadav, India's railway minister, and his wife Chief Minister Rabri Devi.

On Tuesday, the Patna high court grimly observed: 'The situation appears to have gone beyond control.'

On Wednesday, the court sent the Bihar military police to search all the jails in the state and confiscate prohibited items, like cell phones, from the inmates.

So, is there no hope for Bihar?

We invite readers -- especially natives of a state that once produced ancient titans like Chandragupta Maurya and Chanakya and modern day icons like Rajendra Prasad and Jayaprakash Narayan -- to tell us about their experiences in Bihar, and send in ideas on what can be done to improve the situation in the state, which is probably the richest in natural resources in the country.

Tell us how Bihar can be made great again..

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Number of User Comments: 238

Sub: bihar upliftment

make lalloo the PM of India, he'll make all the states like Bihar won't be a lesser state in comparison to others.

Posted by Sushim Mukul Roy

Sub: Bihar needs your help

To make Bihar better and bring back its glory first law breakers(criminals)should be stopped to become law makers. For this a law should be made. ...

Posted by Balram Tiwari

Sub: Solution for bihar and analysis of the problem

Dear Readers, The coincidence in the political situation and level of literacy between Africa and Bihar is not a mere coincidence but a cause and ...

Posted by Arvind Kumar Ojha

Sub: A Paradise Lost......!!

I have spent the first 28 years of my life in Bihar (Jamshedpur, now in Jharkhand). I have had my education there and know the ...

Posted by SemiBihari

Sub: Remove Lalu

Since last 20 years Lalu's party is ruling Bihar, but what is the use. No one from outside bihar is daring to set any business ...

Posted by XYZ


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