Everyday at half-past-nine, Father Mathew settles down at the workshop in the St. Mary's Church campus of Phulwarisharif, Patna, where he stays till 5.30 p.m. His day is spent not dealing directly with the divine but monitoring and fine-tuning the manufacturing process of solar appliances.
A public-private partnership, it delivers water and power services to eight states. From maintaining the water system of Mysore to distributing electricity in Jamshedpur, JUSCO (Established 2004) has won the National Urban Water Award for 2009.
Even as he faked calmness, Dr Shakeel-ur Rahman was in turmoil as he tried to save a two-year-old girl suffering from acute diarrhoea. He needed to put her on intravenous therapy but the doctor and his staff could not locate her veins.
For a species classified as critically endangered, Gavialis gangeticus, or the gharial, has had it good over the years at Patna zoo. From just 11 in 2002, there are now over 130 gharials in the zoo, officially called the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park. And the number is only set to grow.