Conference on North East at Jamia Millia Islamia

January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

An International Conference on ‘‘Reimagining India’s North East: Narratives, Networks and Negotiations” is scheduled on February 4-6 at Jamia Millia Islamia university, New Delhi. Prominent scholars namely Prof.Willem van Schendel of the University of Amsterdam, Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed of the University of Dhaka, Dr. Melanie Vandenhelksen of the University of Vienna, Dr Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh and […]

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C-NES Newsletter (October-December 2014)

January 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 28) C-NES Newsletter (For the Quarter October – December 2014) Editorial By the Brahmaputra BG Verghese: friend of the NE, thought leader and good human being My first encounter with BG Verghese took place on a summer day in 1976 in Delhi. He had been sacked from the editorship of The […]

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B G Verghese, former Express editor and civil rights advocate, dies at 87

December 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

“Journalism for him is zestful,” wrote the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation in its citation for the 1975 award to B G Verghese. “Yet his sense of public duty is strong.” One of the most widely respected editors and an inspirational figure to several generations of journalists, Boobli George Verghese died at his Gurgaon house Tuesday. […]

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Floating clinics caters to 3000 river islands

December 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Be it rains, dry winters or humid summers, a band of people in white coats on a boat travel the mighty Brahmaputra River in Assam aboard the floating clinics. This exercise is part of an innovative health campaign by the Center for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) under Sanjoy Hazarika. On Monday, Hazarika […]

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Rebels without a cause

December 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

The National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit) does not seem to have any clear and tangible goal apart from that of spreading mayhem and terror The massacre of innocent men, women and children in Sonitpur and Kokrajar districts of Assam is a familiar, cynical, bloody cycle of violence that is never far away; it is […]

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Sanjoy Hazarika speaks at IIT Ahmedabad

December 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sanjoy Hazarika, Managing Trustee of C-NES spoke at the IIT Gandhinagar’s India ki Khoj, on December 21, at a programme organised by Dr. Rita Kothari,  a specialist on the Sindhi border people, their culture, social systems and aspirations and has written extensively about them. Hazarika spoke on the northeast and screened excerpts from two films – Measure of Impunity […]

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International Award for C-NES radio

December 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Brahmaputra Community Radio Station(BCRS) today won the Manthan Award South Asia and Asia Pacific 2014 under the Community Broadcasting category, according to an announcement by The Grand Jury. BCRS competed with 400 nominations (all nominations under different categories)  for the award this year and the announcement was made in Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi.   According […]

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NRL Managing Director visits Sonitpur Boat Clinic

November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Message from NRL: On behalf of Ambika , myself and my company I thank you for the effort you put in to showcase the wonderful job being done by your team and you to reach medicine, care and solace to the unheard and unseen people, living on the numerous islands created by the whim and […]

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“Truly Inspiring”: Visitors at BCRS

November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

A  5 member team from Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA)  visited C-NES’ Brahmaputra Community Radio Station(BCRS) located  along the mighty Brahmaputra at  Maijan ghat, Dibrugarh  on 28, 29th October 2014.  The  station, the first ever of its kind in this part of the country to broadcast in 5 different languages/dialects- Assamese, Bhojpuri,Shadri(tea tribe dialect),Bodo and […]

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North-East: Accepting the idea of India

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

WHEN the North-East of India comes up for discussion in a public forum or figures in media coverage, the stock phrases used in conversations or dialogue usually give the impression that the entire region is engulfed in strife and confrontation. I am willing to bet that a majority of stories would be inspired by phrases […]

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C-NES Newsletter (July – September 2014)

October 4, 2014 | Comments (1)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 27) C-NES Newsletter (For the Quarter July – September 2014)   Editorial By the Brahmaputra    Smart cities, unsmart living: lessons unlearned The images of the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir that leaped at us from television screens and the front pages of newspapers – especially the aerial views – […]

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Aizawl, for example

September 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A visitor to Aizawl, state capital of Mizoram, will drive through hills wrapped in green and swathed in mist. But as she nears the capital, the landscape changes. Multistoreyed buildings jostle for space, clawing towards the sky. There are no fields or parks to play in. And, for a hill town, there are very few […]

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