Nalin Verma

is journalist, author and teacher. He is also Patron of eNewsroom India. The senior journalist loves writing on the rural India's folklore and on Indian politics. He has co-authered Gopalganj to Raisina Road with Lalu Prasad Yadav and The Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar

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I broke a fixed deposit and sent to candidates in 1977– Mohsina Kidwai

“The party had no finances to fund its candidates. So as the state party president, I broke a fixed deposit of Rs 90,000 I had saved and sent whatever little amount I could to the...

An Open Letter to Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar

Dear Nitish ji, Big congratulations for taking the oath as the Chief Minister for the seventh time—it’s a rare feat that few leaders have achieved. And thank you for taking care of Chhath devotees at Patna...

Gunning For The Godman not only tells about the clout of Asaram but also that a few good officers are still around – who...

When the “Gunning For The GodMan” authored by the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Ajay Lamba and editor-writer, Sanjeev Mathur was delivered to me last month, I was busy covering Bihar elections for various news...

Covid Curtails Congregations but Takes us Down Memory Lane

The Covid-19 caused lockdown and norms of physical distancing have robbed the people of the opportunities to congregate and celebrate their festivals. Many religious and cultural events have passed unnoticed in the last over five...

Saga of Justice: Then and Now

The story of a judge shaped my initial consciousness about our judicial system. The Patna High Court had a judge belonging to Gangpalia in 1960s or early 1970’s. Gangpalia was a kilometre away from Daraili Mathia—my...

Folklore and Mandir-Masjid politics

Akbar and his favourite courtier, Birbal were once strolling in a farm field. Akbar had an upset tummy which, he thought, was caused by the vegetable of eggplant that the Mughal emperor had eaten the...

Nitish loses will to act in crisis situation

“Why has Chief Minister Nitish Kumar become inactive when he is supposed to be super active with the Covid-19 playing havoc in Bihar?” This is the paramount question occupying the mind of those who have watched...

Bihar DGP: A Mystic in Uniform

It was a hot summer evening in 1983. The sun had faded out but there was no relief. The table fans creaked and blew hot air; our rooms at the PG Hostel Ranighat had turned...

NRC And ‘This Earth of Mankind’

A poor Muslim barber, Subedar Mia, from the non-descript Daraili Mathia village in Bihar’s Saran district worked for a living on the streets of Dhaka ahead of the partition of India in 1947. Subedar unknowingly...

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