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Last Updated: March 12, 2016  1,422 views

Biharis are beggars?

in: India

Great-Bihar.JPGAre you from Bihar? Oh! You are Bihari. Then you must be expert in corruption, have all the bad habits like smoking, drinking etc. You may have police record. So this is India’s opinion about Bihar. Actually this word ‘Bihar’ has become synonym of poverty, corruption, backwardness, violence and failed governance. Both print and Media coverage are responsible for this general opinion about Bihar. So what is the reality? I agree Bihar are poor but Biharis are not. There is no proper infrastructure, low literacy rates and big population but still Biharis try their level best to survive there. Today I am talking about Bihar due to recent comment by Goa minister. He told while participating in the discussion during the ongoing Goa Legislative Assembly session, there will be more beggars in Goa, if trains linking it to Patna are introduced. This remark has hurt the sentiments of the people of Bihar. So the minister thinks that Bihar is a state where all people are beggars. Mr. Minister, Biharis are not not beggars, they have earned enough respect and status and done Bihar proud through sheer merit and hard work.

Let me remind you about the greatness of Bihar ::

  • It gave the world its first Republic.
  • Here Buddha gave his first thought.
  • It had the world’s best ancient university.
  • Chanakya wrote here the first book on Economics.
  • Mahavir founded Jainism here.
  • Valmiki wrote Ramayan, the greatest Epic of World.
  • Rishi Shushrut, the father of surgery, lived on the soil of Bihar.
  • Vatsayana wrote Kamasutra, the complete art of sex and love.
  • Ashoka was the greatest ruler of India.
  • Aryabhatt, the great ancient mathematician was also from Bihar.
  • Ashoka Chakra comes from Bihar which adorns India’s national flag.
  • It gave India its first president.

To know more watch this video about Bihar.

Some more facts about Bihar which I got in my mail.

  • Bihar has more number of Literate than Kerala and Tamil Nadu combined.
  • Bihar has more number of Graduates than Andhra Pradesh and Kerala combined.
  • More Biharis are doctors than Punjab and Gujarat combined.
  • Bihar has produced more number of IAS officer than Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Gujarat combined.
  • More Biharis are bank probationary office than any other state.
  • More Biharis are in IIT compare to Maharashtra and Gujarat.
  • Murder rate in Bihar is half of murder rate in Mumbai.
  • Rape is Bihar is 1/10th of Delhi.
  • Number of people killed in Bihar in communal violence is 1/75 th of Gujarat.
  • Naxalites in Bihar have killed less people than in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Bihar produces more wheat than Punjab.
  • Bihar is only large state where no farmer committed suicide.
  • More Bihari Girls complete Graduation than Kerala.

These are some Bihari Blogs on internet.

  • 1

    ==> If you liked this post, then why not buy me a beer so I can cool off? …dude this is priceless!!! this place sounds like Detroit in the seventies. I’d buy ya’ some brews but my wife would get out her ghurka knife and slit my throat. LOL

    nebulei1 on August 24th, 2008
  • 2

    I personally don’t have anything against bohar or bihari in general. No culture can be said bad its just the way thing are performed there…

    India get similar nametag on map of worlld… yes inspite of all great thing we boast about…So where do these tags come from.. Basiclly its the way outside world perceives you….For this to changes (which not necessorily mean always good) they has to be social shift..

    To comment on your points, i don’t agree with greatness list and all that kinda stuff.. its all rubbish…
    Its medevil list harldly any current achiever (Lalu would have been one had you included in it). IN those days probably people never talked about Bihar the way they talk about it now.

    Second the statastical data are ambigious.. for few reasons…

    1) correctness is not guranteed.
    2) it has to be looked in terms of population density and total number of people you doing it kerla comparison is wrong and so is mumbai..more bloddshed wold happen in city like and mumbai and who know how many go unnoticed and un reported in bihar…

    3) these are not even factor for which bihar is underrated… Let say they have max IAS(shows importance of being in power) how many MBAs they got then.. so if they are excelling somewhere they are loosing it somewhere… AP may be great other areas.

    Perceptiption is only issue and people do that without knowing which i guess which is wrong.

    Rohit on August 25th, 2008
  • 3

    No beggars from Bihar… but definetely good bloggers!

    haritha on August 25th, 2008
  • 4

    I am just curious about where you got your data. Can you prove all those facts about Bihar are correct. Other than the hispotical facts, I doubt anything about literacy, education, profession or even violence is correct about bihar especially if you are comparing your data to states like Kerala, Tamilnadu and Andhra. When you write, either you need to mention that your oprion or site a source of tour information rather than just spitting out incorrect information.

    Nina on October 20th, 2008
  • 5

    good article. are you part of


    Pankaj Srivastav on January 19th, 2009
  • 6

    No, but I am regular visitor of, It is one of the best websites on Bihar.

    abhishek on January 20th, 2009
  • 7

    Iam ramesh singh from Kosala state (chhapra) permenently settled in Mumbai working as HR Manager in Multinational company.

    Why we are blaming ourselves? We the people of Bihar are hardworking people. We are faithful to our employer and cooperate with them in the intrest of our company.

    We are the threat for them, because we learn marathi, mix with their culture and also practice our culture also.

    After we are belonging to land of Bhagwan Mahavir, gautam budha, gurugovind singh , land of mother sita and great empror samrat Ashok.

    Let avoid all this rubbish thing, they will shout and one day they will be keep quiet.

    We are proud to be Biharis.


    History clearly indicates that thackrey parivar are north Indians not Maharashtrians as per Arayan theory

    Ramesh Singh on September 6th, 2010
  • 8

    nendak neeyre rakhiye angan kuti chavay

    bin paani sabun bina nirmal kare subhay

    so please bihariyon par comment karte rahiye

    tabhi to hum aage badh rahe hain aur aap piche jaa rahe hain

    please keep going

    i am a bihari and i proud to be on

    RAHUL on September 8th, 2010
  • 9

    i am a bihari so i have proud that i born in bihar which is the best state of country because it is provided all types of workers like helpers managers directors officers civil servant and politicians in comparison of other state of india.

    amit kumar jha on September 19th, 2010
  • 10

    Bihar was once a good state but not anymore and there is nothing that anyone can take proud of being bihari.state is full of corruption and cunning and gunda people and you are still taking a pride of being born should be ashamed instead.

    Seriousru on September 21st, 2010
  • 11

    if u feel like biharis are beggars… i tell u all ministers and all people of different states to just put forth a revolt to throw bihar out of India… I will see then where Indian economy goes…. up or down…… every state is taking money and manpower from Bihar and blaming it

    mukesh jha on November 1st, 2010
  • 12

    It will have valid weight if u try giving sm authentic source of those facts which u hv put up as “Some more facts about Bihar which I got in my mail”… I need to know as Being a Bihari I should be authentic and accurate otherwise… People wud say “after all he is a ‘Bihari’ !!”

    Dr. Kunal on February 14th, 2011
  • 13

    I have no personal grudge against Bihar or the people of that state. We are indians. But then the rate at which they are moving into other states is so high and their habits of smoking, drinking and eating tobacco and ghutka and dirtying the place where they stay isn’t expected. Most of them assume that things are ok if they spit around..
    If humanity exists, please try to keep the place clean and respect others too..

    Dr. India on March 1st, 2011
  • 14

    EK BIHARI SAB PAR BHARI is the sign of arrogance..

    Dr. India on March 1st, 2011
  • 15

    Bihar is doing a lot better than other states, no wonder Ntish Kumar has received many awards.

    Shalu on March 27th, 2011
  • 16

    every coin having two faces..

    rana on April 2nd, 2011
  • 17

    Bihar is grt as also my Biharis Brothers & Sisters…! We respect their Hard work & dedication s where eber they travel across world.
    No one can disrespect Biharis due to any mistake of individual.
    Bihar Stands for Best….!!

    Adv.Vinod Tiwari on April 27th, 2012
  • 18

    Biharis are uncultured and uncivilized. Show offs trying to show how great they are always.All Biharis indulge in corruptions of the highest rank like leaking prestigious competitive exam papers, engineering and medical college admissions using bribes, ganging up and creating violence againsts other state people. good that Marathis are teaching them a good lession. Before you ask others why they hate you rather ask yourself why you are hated. The truth will be obvious.
    Try to Indian first and not Bihari first.
    Respect to Bihar not to fuckwit biharis who give bad name to bihar.

    BihariBabu on March 19th, 2013
  • 19

    biharis dont think abt past you guys hav no respect for gals go to hell your black uneducated then you stink

    vivek on March 16th, 2015