The Patna Papers


The Patna Papers

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré


ollowing the controversy surrounding two Bihar class XII toppers, Weedward & Bongstein travelled to Vishnu Roy College of “Education and Stuff” to get to the heart of the truth.

Since laws are meant to be broken and ethics are for lesser journalists, W&B stole into the college registrar’s office while he was out on a paan break, and came away with a startling discovery about the state of education in the state of Bihar. In a folder simply marked, “For Toppers Only”, they found question papers intended specifically for students who were part of the Paid to Pass Programme or PPP.