Bihar’s Prodigal Daughter: The Dubious Case of Ruby Rai and the Topper Scam

Guest Post by Priyanka Dutta


The arrest of Bihar’s Class 12 Humanities phony topper, Ruby Rai, is not the sensible way of addressing the quandary of hooliganism and corruption in the Bihar education system. She is not the real culprit who made herself the topper; it is rather the people who have set in motion these wrong underhand ways of buying the top slots in the education system who are the real perpetrators. True, she had the means of buying; but what does it say about those who are in a position to sell it to her?

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Of Fasting and Feasting: Calcutta’s Eat-Street, Ramzan 2016

I never observe religion or politics when it comes to food. I believe food has the ability to transcend barriers of every possible kind, and these feelings become stronger especially the month of Ramzan in the city that nonchalantly boasts of eating to one’s heart’s content. If you have your doubts, just take a walk down Kolkata’s Zakaria Street this week.

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