Our best friend for 60 years? A book!



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  • Anonymous

    I pray and hope that congress never comes back to power in UP. Mayawatis, Mualayams and Kalyans fared far better than Charan-Chookar Congressi CMs.

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  • Anonymous

    AT LEAST NEXT COUPLE OF GENERATION WILL NOT SEE CONGRESS RULE IN UP & BIHAR. As ‘PRO’ is opposite of ‘CON’; What will be the opposite of ‘PROgress’ ?

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  • Vikas

    Hopes Cong do better than all regional small party because all have by pass on development issu that central gov not providing funds.So if cong govt form in U.p
    i think developmental work lift above and encapsulated the Cast ism /Religion .

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  • Shubham

    I feel lucky Corrupt party of Congress is not in my state of Bihar.

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  • Guest

    Congress still can hope to grab more seats in UP and Bihar – it it fields more educated and clean-imaged Muslim candidates on its ticket. Otherwise it would remain where it is now for a long, long time to come.

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  • T_ram1435

    every party has its own way of working n i don’t think that there is any party who can claim of being 100% corruption free n also don’t thing that atmos of up n bihar is more better than states ruled by congress.

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  • Prerna

    The first Bihar Government, both in 1937 and 1946, was characterised by the values of the Mahatma Gandhi. Its two eminent leaders Sri Babu (Sri Krishna Sinha) and Anugrah Babu (Dr Anugrah Narayan Sinha) were nationalists of unimpeachable integrity and great public spirit.They ran an exemplary government in Bihar.In fact, Bihar became the top state in the country’s first five-year plan .The then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru sent Paul H. Appleby to assess the administration in states and in his famous report,he described Bihar as the best governed state in India during the Chief Ministership of Dr S K Sinha and Dr Anugrah Narayan Sinha.However,the process of Bihar’s developement stopped in 1961 after the end of Dr SK Singh-Dr AN Sinha regime.Even excellent administrators like Satender Narain Singh,Kedar Pandey & Binodananda Jha were not allowed to complete their tenure! The state then fell into the regime of Dr Mishra,Shri Lalu Prasad & Mrs Rabri Devi.Today,Nitish Kumar is again doing a great job in Bihar! Congress is nonexistent now!

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  • Akanhaiya

    Last time there was congress rule in UP we had three major riots in Meerut , Last time we had congress rule in Bihar we had major riot in bhagalpur where at least 10000 people were killed.. communal congress party is master at this.. right now we have bhaarttpur riot congress in power in rajstahan.. had BJp been in power media would have gone craxy.. but it seems riots under cogress is scular

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  • Bk

    Thank God for that.

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  • Anonymous

    GOOD IDEA ! TAKE THIS TO THE POLITICIANS OF THE DAY; THEY TOO ARE UNDER SIMILAR IMPRESSION !

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    Kushal Reply:

    Ghoda: Huh?

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  • Akhilesh Mishra

    Hi Kushal,
    Returning to your blog after a long time, (not as in reading it, which I was a regular at, but in commenting) and I notice something interesting. Infact two things.

    1. “I prevailed eventually (well, I am the boss)…..” — When did this happen? Are you now the Editor of Brunch? Congrats !

    2. “I had just one resolution for 2012 – to stop being such an antisocial element.” — fantatsic. So when can we see you on Twitter?

    Akhilesh

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    Kushal Reply:

    Ah, that’s a typo, Akhilesh. It should read not ‘I’m the boss’ but ‘I’m her boss’. That’s what comes of writing blogs at 4 am after Brunch production.

    Not being antisocial does not apply to social media. I’ve never seen the point of that and I still do not see the point. Also, with carpal tunnel syndrome, the less time I spend on a computer or mobile device, the better for me.

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    Akhilesh Mishra Reply:

    Hmm. Medical condition aside, I still hope that you do make it to Twitter. As it is the best site where one can mix social activity along with professional. You are a sure to be a big hit there. Many of your colleagues are already there.

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    Kushal Reply:

    I know many of my colleagues are already there, but, thank heavens, I’ve never succumbed to the keeping up with other people syndrome.

  • Atul8

    Kushal,

    An excellent new year resolution (note, no caps here).

    And to help you along in your disquisitive odessey, I suggest Tom Robbins collection of articles titled “Wild Duck Flying Backwards” (caps in deference to the author)

    Have a great new year!!

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    Kushal Reply:

    Thank you, Atul8. I shall order that book from Flipkart immediately.

    Hope you’re having a great new year.

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  • Kushal

    Nope, Alwyn, I was born before the pin was introduced, but I wasn’t literate even in 1972, so I certainly wasn’t writing letters. I think I wrote my first letter in 1976-77 or so, by which time I guess pin codes were taken for granted. I have no memory of ever addressing an envelope without a pin code.

    How many pins existed in 1972? Do you still have the booklet or the memory?

    And thank you for saying nice things about this blog. It’s very heartening. :-)

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  • Parmanu

    So the PIN codes offer a way to look at how a city, or a region, grew? Fascinating indeed.

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    Kushal Reply:

    I know, Parmanu. Isn’t it delightful?

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