Doctors on the go

On A rainy September day in 2012, 21-year-old Chimpi Bora faced the prospect of going into labour at home. The floods had cut all communication to her flood-ravaged home in Jorhat district’s (upper Assam) Bhimpara island on the Brahmaputra. Her husband called an ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist), local community…

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Myth of ‘media’ at the Games


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…

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