Comments on: Bihar: after the “Jungle Raj” Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kumar Sun, 19 Apr 2009 07:49:12 +0000 Tha works done by Nitish is all visible evrywhere in Bihar atleast in Roads,Law and Order,education and medical care.
The writer shpuld have written more about it.I request the media to give credit to him since Bihar has got a good CM after decades.May he be able to bring back the glories of this state which Lalu Prasad destroyed completely.
I keep on visiting the state and seeing the improvent in Law and Order I was surprised.General confidence of public is high there as all castemen believe in Nitish`s Gandhi-like stature and all-inclusive growth.Let`s hope for the best from this technocrat CM.But he needs and deserves the support of national/international media since Lalu Prasad is being given extra-importance.

By: Ashish Kumar Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:47:14 +0000 Nitish is doing a good job. There are many areas which needs to be looked upon and this process will take time. Main thing is that change has started and it will continue. Laloo flourished bcoz he used illerate innocent people as votebank in the name of caste and religion. Now people all across the state irrespective of caste or anything got the taste of development.Any govt which may come in future, will have to continue this development work else people will vote them out. Jai Bharat. Jai Hind

By: Harsh Wardhan Singh Wed, 15 Apr 2009 21:39:42 +0000 India is where US was, may be more than 150 years ago.
Perhaps it will continue to be like this for another 10 years if we are lucky.

When you visit India one thing is very striking. People are paying too heavily for simple things like transparent administration,resonable living,job,transportation,drinking water,clean air which are taken for granted in western Europe or north America.

The politicians of India are perhaps the worst living kind on this planet.

But I love India, “Jai HO”

I strongly believe things would definitely change in India.

Harsh Wardhan,USA

By: azad Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:22:10 +0000 The picture travellers (non biharis) passing thru bihar painted was scary.That was a few yrs ago.Train journey would result in robbery or an assault or a combination thereof.Sad but true.Pleased to know that some improvement seen now.Lalus government was in Patna at that time.

By: Tony Tharakan Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:53:39 +0000 As Amit said, it’s good to read something even slightly positive about Bihar. In my school days, the word ‘Bihari’ would immediately conjure up for me the paan-chewing invective-spewing image of an Indian Uriah Heep who will slip you a mickey on an Indian train and proceed to rob you of your worldly belongings.

And then I used to be shocked to meet Shakespeare-quoting good ol’ souls from Patna who wouldn’t literally hurt a fly. Talk about cultural stereotypes.

Hopefully, the image of a ‘Bihari’ will change soon. Having the freedom to move about freely after dark in Patna is the first step. It may take time but caste-blind development is the key — change is just around the corner.

By: Purnendu Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:37:27 +0000 It will take years to clean the filth of 15 years spread by the (mis)rule of the Lalu-Rabri regime. I am a Bihari and a neutral witnessing to what happendned to my state then and what is happening now. The least I can say is that there is some resembelance of law and the hope for a resurgent Bihar has been rekindled. I may as well agree to the fact that the rate of progress is slow but for that I will put the blame not on Nitish but on the toxic filth which the Jungle Raj has produced over the time.

By: dalia Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:35:44 +0000 do you know bihar is fielding the highest number of criminal candidates this election amongst all states? Are we electing Jungle raj again?

By: Amit Daga Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:53:46 +0000 The real point lies at the end of this blog why he did not work for Biharis under his regime. Well might be he is overloaded with corrupted money and seriously wanted to do something which change his image and strengthen him after fodder scam. Any ways, its good to listen some thing gud about Bihar i cant say much about it didnt get chance to visit bihar after Nitish become CM, but the feed back i got from my freinds are good and i see first time in long back history people may caste their vote not on base of caste but on development still for the miracle no one can expect much change in the mindset of voter but still some change has seen which is a seed for future plant in their mind.

Hopefully even if Lalu comes to Bihar he do the same thing to state what he did to railways.