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Soroor Ahmed

  • Perceptions vs poverty in Bihar

    The gap between the rich and the poor has widened, though the latter now use mobile phones

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 5:00am
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi: The Mahadalit factor

    With Manjhi further complicating the caste situation in Bihar, the campaign ahead will not be easy either for JD (U) or the BJP

    Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 5:00am
  • Dalit pull in Bihar politics

    After Bihar stampede, the BJP trains its guns on Nitish Kumar, but spares CM JR Manjhi

    Tuesday, 7 October 2014 - 5:00am
  • edit: Tough task for Bihar’s new CM

    It remains to be seen whether Jitan Ram Manjhi can emerge from Nitish Kumar’s shadow

    Friday, 30 May 2014 - 8:53am
  • Will Bihar’s new CM turn out to be a Nitish Kumar-controlled puppet?

    A year after Indira Gandhi, who was initially dismissed as a ‘goongi gudiya’ (dumb doll) by Socialist veteran Ram Manohar Lohia, became the Prime Minister in January, 1966, Bihar, like several other states, plunged into political uncertainty. Between 1967 and 1972, nine chief ministers had come and...

    Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 4:00pm
  • Did we overestimate Nitish Kumar's political acumen?

    The story of Bihar’s ‘turnaround man’, Nitish Kumar, is way too puzzling for many political pundits. How can a ‘redeemer’, who till a year back was heaped with encomiums, suddenly become a subject of derision? It would be understandable if his former deputy chief minister is now singing a different...

    Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 11:50am