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From Proxies To Politicians: Bihar’s Female MLAs

From Proxies To Politicians: Bihar’s Female MLAs

A former sweeper from a Mahadalit–or lowest of the low–castes, Bhagirathi Devi (centre), 65, is among 28 female MLAs from Bihar contesting the forthcoming assembly election of their own standing,…

Bihar’s Youth Problem: Still Working The Farms

Bihar’s Youth Problem: Still Working The Farms

  Jobs.   This is likely to be the issue that preoccupies Bihari minds as their state prepares for assembly elections in October and November.   Close to half of…

Bihar’s Surge Of Female MLAs: Progress Or Delusion?

Bihar’s Surge Of Female MLAs: Progress Or Delusion?

Image used for illustrative purposes only.   Bihar may still be one of India’s most backward states, but when it comes to female political representation, it is among the country’s…

The Curious Case Of Onion Prices And Bihar Elections

The Curious Case Of Onion Prices And Bihar Elections

  Onion prices and the stock markets have recently been in the news but for contrary reasons—one is rising precipitously while the other is falling rapidly.   Recently, after the…

Progress With Nitish But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—III

Progress With Nitish But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—III

  Bihar has the second-highest number of crimes reported (17%) against scheduled castes in India.   The rate of scheduled-caste girls enrolled in primary schools is less than half the…

Progress With Nitish, But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—II

Progress With Nitish, But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—II

  Bihar has the lowest enrolment in secondary schools among poor states   Bihar’s crime rate is second highest among poor states   Bihar has cut its infant mortality rate…

Progress With Nitish But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—I

Progress With Nitish But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—I

  Bihar has the second-highest economic growth among poor states   It has India’s third-highest level of poverty   Unemployment in Bihar is the highest among the poorest states  …

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