articles by MI Khan

Life

AIIMS Patna struggles to reach finish line: 5 years after launch, premier healthcare facility isn't fully operational

Blood banking services, an emergency and trauma centre, enough specialists — these are just a few of the things AIIMS Patna still doesn't have entirely in place

Life

An all-women drumming band in Bihar is empowering its members, and a marginalised community

The Mahila Sargam Band comprises 10 women from the 'Chamar' community who've successfully battled caste discrimination even as they've empowered themselves | #FirstCulture

India

With Gandhian heritage, campus in shambles, what is Bihar Vidyapeeth's future?

Set up by Mahatma Gandhi in 1921, the Bihar Vidyapeeth lies abandoned | #FWeekend

India

At the centuries-old Sonepur cattle fair, animals are no longer the main attraction

Once Asia's largest cattle fair, change has come to Sonepur Pashu Mela

Life

As Chhath celebrations kick off in Bihar, Muslim potters work on earthen stoves for Hindu devotees

In the run-up to Chhath, Muslim families — mostly the womenfolk — give up consuming onion, garlic and meat as they work on 'mitti ka chulhas' to sell to Hindu devotees in Bihar

Life

Bihar Museum's newly opened premises offer world-class display for state's cultural heritage

The Bihar Museum showcases the state’s heritage and its contribution to world civilization — from Buddha and Mahavir, to the Nalanda University, the Bihari diaspora (known as girmitiya labourers) of the 19th and 20th centuries, and Mahatma Gandhi’s first satyagraha from Champaran. Also highlighted here, are the philosophy of Chanakya and the reign of Emperor Ashoka