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Shaibal Gupta

The writer is member secretary, Asian Development Research Institute, Patna.

The City’s Own
Wed, Dec 05, 2018

The centre and states must ensure that migrants are not denied dignity, rights

An Embattled Idea Of Probity
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

RJD-led rally in Patna showcased a political ideal in need of rescue and rehabilitation

In the minds of people in Bihar, communalism is not a tangible thing, corruption is
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The expansion of the anti-secular constituency has to be reversed by fighting corruption.

Gandhi, The Economist
Tue, May 23, 2017

His idea of trusteeship needs to be revisited in times of growing inequality

Justice, more sensitive
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Bihar government’s decision to put in place 50 per cent reservations in judicial services is a step long overdue.

Why no madhushala in Bihar
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Bihar’s prohibition pushes ‘bottom-up capitalism’, targets criminals and wastage.

The unimportance of Shahabuddin
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

He was a creation of the political economy of an earlier time. Bihar has moved on from there.

The idea of Bihar
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

In this regard, the worst off among the OBCs as well as the Dalits, who are still not with the Mahagathbandhan, need to be brought back into the fold.

How the BJP lost Bihar
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Over-projection of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, and lack of a CM candidate, may have scuppered its chances.

Decision 2015
Double Standard In Bihar
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Upper-caste alliances are not called casteist. Subaltern caste coalitions are.

Falling Short
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Special package will not have an enabling effect on Bihar’s economy.

Bleeding Bihar
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

It deserves special category status, especially after the 14th Finance Commission allocation.

JD(U)-RJD-Cong alliance is an idea whose time has come
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

JD(U)-BJP coalition had run out of time. JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance is an idea whose time has come. If it succeeds, Nitish will be the opposition’s face in 2019.

Elections 2014
Writing a new script in Bihar
Mon, May 19, 2014

Coming together of ‘social justice’ parties could rearrange the state’s politics.

Not just an eight-year itch
Thu, Nov 28, 2013

The break-up of the NDA in Bihar has happened now,but Nitish Kumar’s ‘coalition of extremes’ may have been an embattled idea at ground level even earlier.

When the Senas raged
Mon, Jun 04, 2012

Barmeshwar Singh’s killing snaps the last link to an era that has mercifully been eclipsed in Bihar

Regional goes international
Wed, May 09, 2012

It’s a sign of the times that the Centre can no longer afford to ignore state concerns when framing foreign policy

The buccaneering in Bihar
Fri, Oct 14, 2011

In the bad old days,corruption in Bihar was different — it was at the input level,making growth impossible

Four down,more to go
Tue, Nov 24, 2009

Nitish Kumar has attempted a new,inclusive politics,though it is yet to translate into economic empowerment...

Governance has two faces
Fri, Nov 24, 2006

In its one year in power, the Nitish Kumar government has taken steps to promote economic growth. But it cannot lose sight of the social justice agenda that Lalu Prasad Yadav abandoned. The challenge before Bihar’s chief minister is to strike the right balance

Nitish’s tight rope walk
Tue, Sep 05, 2006

He has no advantage of history to flaunt, unlike in many southern and western states, in the realm of growth, nor any developmental icons

Rebranding of Bihar
Wed, Jan 18, 2006

On the face of it, Bihar continues to make news for the same reasons — another schoolboy was abducted even as an abducted businessman w...

Why Karan Johar should go to Bihar
Fri, Feb 25, 2005

Way back in the Eighties, large-scale kidnappings were carried out for the first time in one of the most feudal districts of north Bihar. It...

<i>Average Bihari ko gussa kyon aata hai</i>
Thu, Feb 24, 2005

The assembly election in Bihar has been convulsed by several high-profile criminal incidents. In fact, over the years Bihar has acquired the...

Bihar as eternal subsidiser of national elite
Sat, Jan 29, 2005

Bihar is possibly the only state in the country where bipolar politics has not taken root, inspite of one and half decades of Laloo Prasad&#...