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C-NES Annual Review Meet- 2016

C-NES Annual Review Meet- 2016

April 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

“Good to listen to what you are doing- your challenges, how you overcome them, what you want to do. We have to look at ourselves and how we look at C-NES the next 15 years.” These were the opening remarks of  Sanjoy Hazarika,Managing Trustee C-NES  in his welcome address at the  three day C-NES Annual […]

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Bangladesh is in better shape than Assam

Bangladesh is in better shape than Assam

April 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

In 1985, I had just come back to Delhi after a stint at the New York Times main office. One of the first dispatches I reported was India’s announcement that it would build a fence to stop illegal migration from Bangladesh. The Assam agreement on illegal migration and the state’s development had been signed earlier […]

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Book Release: Boat Clinics of the Brahmaputra

Book Release: Boat Clinics of the Brahmaputra

April 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

“Hope Floats: Boat Clinic of the Brahmaputra”, the book on the innovative Boat Clinics run by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research(C-NES) was released at the organization’s Annual Review meet at Gangtok on 21st March 2016 by the Lok Sabha MP from Sikkim, PD Rai in the presence of Prof Sanjoy Hazarika, […]

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A River's Story - The Quest for the Brahmaputra

A River’s Story – The Quest for the Brahmaputra

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Every river has a story.This one, about the only male river in the country, majestic and powerful, the Brahmaputra has a lot to share. Directed by  multiple national and international award-winning Indian film director Jahnu Barua and scripted and produced by Prof Sanjoy Hazarika – writer, journalist, columnist, Managing Trustee of C-NES and Director at Centre […]

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When the Mountains Move and the Waters Rise

When the Mountains Move and the Waters Rise

February 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

New Delhi –The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research at Jamia Millia Islamia begins a two day international conference on February 22-23 “When the Mountains move and the waters rise” with a focus on disaster management especially health, trauma and housing. It will address the need to include community concerns and priorities as well as robust […]

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By the Brahmaputra (October – December 2015)

By the Brahmaputra (October – December 2015)

February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 32) C-NES Newsletter (For the Quarter October – December 2015) Editorial / By the Brahmaputra The Man on the Highway The man lay crumpled on the highway, wearing a brown jacket and dark trousers. A checked handkerchief was next to his knee and he looked as if he was sleeping. Was he […]

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Myth of 'media' at the Games

Myth of ‘media’ at the Games

February 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

The South Asian Games, a sporting event of international importance, was inaugurated on Friday in Guwahati. No less a personality than the Prime Minister was present at what can be called a spectacular opening ceremony. The dances, songs and brass bands were exceptionally brilliant. The drums ensemble from the eight northeastern states was mesmerising. And […]

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The man on the highway

The man on the highway

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

The man lay crumpled on the highway, wearing a brown jacket and dark trousers. A checked handkerchief was next to his knee and he looked as if he was sleeping. Was he drunk? I wondered.  in my mind, that  moment remains frozen in time.  We had just passed Amoni on the national highway between Nogaon […]

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Similar to the Boat clinic programme: Midwifery in Somalia

Similar to the Boat clinic programme: Midwifery in Somalia

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sharing here a moving video about midwifery in Somalia. This should be relevant for all of us and the work we do, especially with such high  MMR levels  in Assam.

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Nirbhaya – India’s Daughter we shall not forget

Nirbhaya – India’s Daughter we shall not forget

December 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

To remember brave Nirbhaya and to pay a tribute, Population Foundation of India (PFI) has produced  ‘Nirbhaya – India’s Daughter we shall not forget’ by Feroz Abbas Khan and Pracheta Sharma, which will be released today.  ************************** From Poonam Muthreja: I am writing to request for your support to mark the day to honour Nirbhaya’s memory. […]

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Clearing The Air

Clearing The Air

November 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

As a lethal combination of pollutants — from traffic emissions to particulates from the burning fields in Punjab and Haryana, as well as industrial effluents (and anything else I may have left out) — descends on the capital city and its luckless inhabitants, it has never been clearer how critical air pollution is to health. Indeed, […]

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A complex peace in Myanmar

A complex peace in Myanmar

November 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

As Myanmar rushes to its date with democratic and electoral destiny on November 8, one of the key challenges that will face a new government is the shaping of peace with major ethnic groups that have stayed away from a ‘nationwide’ ceasefire agreement — or CFA as it is widely known — with the current […]

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