C-NES Newsletter (April – June 2014)

July 10, 2014 | Comments (1)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 26) C-NES Newsletter (For the quarter April – June 2014)   Editorial By the Brahmaputra  Of Car Parks and Governance While looking at some old expense vouchers, part of an effort to refurbish the home in Shillong, I came across the tiny stub of a car park ticket. The yellow stub […]

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C-NES Annual Review Meet at Kohima

July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

“We are a few kms from the borders of Burma. 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 Review Meeting organized at the picturesque, serene Mount Tabor […]

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‘If you want to deliver a last-mile solution, the best way is to ask those affected how they might do it’

June 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

The World Bank’s Development Marketplace grants programme selects social enterprises delivering development solutions across different geographies for funding in India each year. This year’s winners will be announced later this week in Guwahati. Country director Onno Ruhl discussed the programme, and the World Bank’s engagement with the new government, with Yamini Lohia. Excerpts: Do you […]

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Brahmaputra island dwellers battle elements to give birth

May 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Life on the river islands of Assam in north-east India is full of ironies. Floods are an annual affair here during monsoons, ravaging homes and fields, sweeping away lives, and eroding chunks of land mass, sometimes devouring an entire village. And yet it was the dry season that caused trouble for Kaushalya Das of Majuli […]

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C-NES film screened at World Bank (Delhi premises)

May 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

C-NES’ documentary  ‘Where there are no roads’ on its innovative Boat Clinic health care services directed by Maulee Senapati and scripted and produced by Sanjoy Hazarika was successfully screened at the World Bank premises in Hindustan Times House in New Delhi on 14th May 2014 to a packed crowd. The screening started with an introductory remark by Onno […]

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Connectivity, conformity and usability – The 3 “-e’s” of Rural eHealth in India

May 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Usability and reliable connectivity is critical in the widespread adoption of connected medical devices. The ability for patients and providers to collect, access, and share data seamlessly, regardless of the product brand or wireless connection, will increase confidence and the application of connected medical devices, thereby helping consumers and providers better manage personal health and […]

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Why burning bodoland?

May 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Article by Sanjoy Hazarika on Amar Ujala http://www.amarujala.com/news/samachar/reflections/columns/why-burning-bodoland/

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Complexity and conflict in Assam’s ‘Bodoland’

May 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Indian political pundits and election officials are probably extremely dismayed with the violence in Assam state , in the country’s northeast, which has blotted efforts for a peaceful national election. More than 40 persons have died in the attacks , almost all of them being Bengali-origin Muslims, in a sudden, ugly burst of killings in one of […]

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Beyond coteries and partisans: The responsibility of power

May 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

As one of the most vituperative election campaigns in this country winds down, we cannot but wonder if India and its people deserve any or all of these prime candidates hurling angry words and ugly images at each other.  But then the question is if whether we really have much of a choice: probably not. […]

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C-NES Newsletter (January-March 2014)

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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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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