Bihar's Seemanchal region figures among India's poorest regions on almost all parameters of development. While rest of India has shown great amount of improvement, this region still remains poorly addressed by both the state and Central government as well as public representatives.
A 90-minute-length documentary was shown recently at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. It revolves around real stories of elephants given beautiful human names like Sita, Moti, Lakshmi, Anno, but dealt with most inhuman treatment.
During a heated Q & A session following a talk on "Islam par Maghrib Ke E'tirazat" or 'The Objections raised in the West about Islam', Professor Ebrahim Moosa, a prominent intellectual and Professor of Islamic Studies at Notre Dame University's Department of History, Indiana, USA said that many of the questions raised today about Islam and Muslims in America and Europe were in fact raised due to the negative approach and misuse of religion by a handful of misguided individuals professing Islam but practicing wrong and un-Islamic actions.