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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Hope Floats

September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

For 3 million dwellers of Assam’s river islands, access to healthcare used to be a distant dream. But not anymore. Ratnadip Choudhury reports.

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Vacancy at C-NES

September 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

C-NES invites application for appointment on contractual basis at its Guwahati office for the NHM supported Boat Clinic program. 1. Accounts Manager: M.Com with knowledge of overall accounting procedure proficient in Tally ERP 9, Taxation, PF, Insurance, Bank procedures and laws. Preference to those having worked for at least 5 years in the same position […]

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Film actor Victor Banerjee visits Akha and Radio Brahmaputra

September 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

The renowned film actor Victor Banerjee  recently visited the boat clinic at Dibrugarh and interacted with the Brahmaputra Community Radio Station team. “I met (C-NES Managing Trustee) Sanjoy  (Hazarika) at Shillong and have seen the documentary ‘Where there are no Roads’, on the Boat Clinics and  was very impressed. I am amazed that such good work […]

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Call for application: Water Futures II

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bangladesh and India share the largest river networks in South Asia. These 54 trans-boundary rivers directly influence the lives and living of over half a billion people. Management of basin and regional level natural resource challenges is limited to practitioners in this region. Moreover, the curricula of universities, colleges and training institutes in Bangladesh and […]

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[Photo Story] Boat clinics in Assam providing healthcare to islanders on Brahmaputra River

August 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hopping between islands dotted in the upper reaches of the mighty Brahmaputra River, a team of 16 ordinary professionals are making extraordinary contribution to the lives of hundreds of islanders by sailing out healthcare to them. Arkadripta Chakraborty, a 28 years independent Photographer who hails from Agartala in Tripura, and the winner of the prestigious Habitat Centre Photography […]

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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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