C-NES staff wins Prize

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sangeeta Baruah from C-NES regional office, Guwahati won the Third Prize in the All Assam Poetry Writing Competition held at Jorhat by the Enajori Sahitya Sanskriti Gusthi on 23th March, 2014. She has been regularly contributing her poems in various magazines and dailies across Assam.

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Fudging facts and the wealth of politicians

April 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

As the election tempo increases in some areas and remains low in other parts of the country, India is lurching into a period of reckoning for its immediate and long-term future, a future where a new, younger generation of voters have the say in who will form the next government and perhaps be the country’s […]

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Water Diplomacy for South Asia: Conceptualization of Ecological Water Engineering

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

The problem of water security in South Asia is rooted more in spatial and temporal variation of precipitation and flows, rather than absolute scarcity.  If  the skewed water availability in nature and the pattern of water requirement round the year can be brought closer to each other , water security for South Asia may not […]

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The Case for Water Diplomacy for South Asia (Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin)

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

With a large and growing population, high poverty rates, and a need to ensure food security, water is highly politicized. The diverse opinions and resulting disputes between South Asian countries regarding shared waters has resulted in few strategies for basin level cooperation in the face of changing requirements and variable water quantities. In addition to […]

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Anger Rises Over Racism in India

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

L. Khino, 27, vividly remembers Christmas Eve at the Indian capital’s famed Connaught Place shopping hub four years ago: the blinking lights, the buzzing crowd, the winter chill – and the salty taste of her tears. Khino had just arrived in New Delhi from her home in India’s northeastern state of Manipur. “I was so […]

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German Press covers C-NES’ Boat Clinics

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The boat that shuffles slowly over the Brahmaputra, brings an unusual crew: doctors and nurses, midwives and pharmacists, laboratory technicians, and social workers. You are on your way to one of the 2,500 islands that lie to the north east of India in the state of Assam.The approximately three million inhabitants of these islands have no […]

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AIR Interview on Boat Clinics

March 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

C-NES Managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika’s All India Radio interview on the Boat Clinics for international listeners will be broadcast on 20-21 February 2014 at the following timings to the areas and frequencies.All in short wave. 20-02-2014 at 15.55 hrs IST – North East Asia-13605, 15030, 15410 Khz 20-02-2014 at 19.55 hrs IST- East and South […]

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Can’t fight racism by soft power alone

February 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

At a discussion on Doordarshan in the studio at Mandi House in New Delhi on Friday, several students and professionals from the Northeast spoke with anger and sadness about the discrimination they face on a daily level. Words which are barred by court edicts such as “Chinky” still remain in common use, filling them with […]

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Us and the Northeast

February 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

We need to change the habits of intolerance. And send out a tough message by enforcing the law.

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Community conserved areas in Nagaland

February 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Stories from four community conserved areas in Nagaland : The Mithun forest of Thetsumi (Jan 27/ 2014) http://www.livemint.com/Politics/ZFPBNcDFbj8zuSok3bcFmJ/The-Mithun-forest-of-Thetsumi.html The sambar and red hot chilli peppers (Dec 24 / 2013) http://www.livemint.com/Politics/rMW9nHq3dTC2TZFZDObAYP/The-sambar-and-red-hot-chilli-peppers.html The battlelines of Khonoma (Nov 24/2013) http://www.livemint.com/Politics/hFHMI0kATVtvtbiVMBpSdK/The-battlelines-of-Khonoma.html The flight of the Amur Falcon (Oct 29/2013) http://www.livemint.com/Politics/34X8t639wdF1PPhlOuhBlJ/The-flight-of-the-Amur-Falcon.html

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C-NES Newsletter (Vol: 24)

February 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 24) C-NES Newsletter (For the quarter October – December   2013)  Editorial By the Brahmaputra Water, water … and dams without data A simple question: if you are suddenly told that the father or uncle you have known all your life is one foot taller than he appears to be, how would […]

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Vacancy: Medical Officers

December 17, 2013 | Comments (1)

Applications for contractual appointment of Medical Officers in the Boat Clinic Program under NRHM support are invited from interested candidates to work among the island communities in the Brahmaputra with extensive travel by boat. Candidates having MBBS qualification with the ability to work as team leader should send their resume / CV to CEO, Centre […]

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