Anand S.T Das

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Knife, two pens found in man’s intestines

Two pens and a knife were found by doctors in the intestines of a 35-year-old man in Bihar who had apparently swallowed them nearly a year ago and had been claiming to be experiencing only minor disco

Leadership worries grip JD-U afresh

With Bihar’s state government, led by the unassuming Jitan Ram Manjhi and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar wilfully occupying the back benches, the party was gripped with worries over its future leadership

Nitish Speaker’s ‘Maoist links’ spark controversy

The alleged Maoist links of Bihar Assembly Speaker and the ruling JD(U)’s Lok Sabha poll candidate Uday Narayan Chaudhary, as cited by a Central intelligence report, sparked a storm in the poll campai

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was oracular in his prophecy: “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago”. Sixty-two years after the Sino-India border conflict, the Indian state remains obtusely paranoid about making the Henderson Brooks Report public.

Wellington, New Zealand Rarely, if ever, have I written a self-referential essay. However, I had occasion to visit the Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. My leisurely stroll through the museum enabled me to peruse the exhibits with some care.