Manoj Chaurasia
Manoj Chaurasia

The writer is a senior journalist based at Patna, India.

Allies spike BJP plan to rake up temple issue as India PM falters on promises

The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in India, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has landed in fresh trouble ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls which are barely 100 days away.The problem...

Driven by compulsions, sisters in India dress as boys, run men’s salon

Two teenaged girls from India have emerged as role model for the society due to their sheer grit and determination. They run gents’ hair cutting salon to ensure their family doesn’t starve...

As battle gets tough, Modi party looks to cows to ‘milk’ Hindu votes in India

India’s upcoming general elections, scheduled in early 2019, is likely to witness intense campaigns by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) battling hard to retain power...

In India, Maoist insurgents advertise job vacancies targeting unemployed youth

Maoist insurgents have launched a massive recruitment campaign in eastern India, targeting unemployed youth and children from villages, apparently alarmed at their fast-shrinking cadres amid ongoing...

When in jail, seek bail: Indian politician’s road to participating in elections

A top Indian politician serving prison term in a corruption case has sought bail from the court so that he could prepare for the upcoming general elections due early next year. Rashtriya Janata Dal...

Is divisive agenda to blame for the defeat of India’s Modi in crucial states?

Everyone was expecting a setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), but surely not to this extent. Coming just ahead of the next parliamentary elections due early next...

Overzealous cop’s poor command over Queen’s English lands Indian villager in jail

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, goes an age-old saying. This was proved literally true when a man from India’s Bihar state had to spend 24 hours in police lock-up just because the cops...

Gambling in India: Man loses three-year-old son to co-villager

Gambling is slowly emerging as a serious problem in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. What’s worrying for the authorities is that the gamblers have now begun putting their family members on bet...