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Water Resource Competition in the Brahmaputra River Basin

Water Resource Competition in the Brahmaputra River Basin

May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Given rising demands for water and power in the Brahmaputra basin, as well as the emergence of controversial dam-building activities and water diversion plans, CNA sought to examine the equities and drivers fueling water insecurity in the region. After conducting research in China, India, and Bangladesh, CNA offers recommendations for key stakeholders to consider at […]

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Doctors on the go

Doctors on the go

May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 workers, who connected with the […]

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C-NES Annual Review Meet- 2016

C-NES Annual Review Meet- 2016

April 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

“Good to listen to what you are doing- your challenges, how you overcome them, what you want to do. 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 […]

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Bangladesh is in better shape than Assam

Bangladesh is in better shape than Assam

April 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

In 1985, I had just come back to Delhi after a stint at the New York Times main office. One of the first dispatches I reported was India’s announcement that it would build a fence to stop illegal migration from Bangladesh. The Assam agreement on illegal migration and the state’s development had been signed earlier […]

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Book Release: Boat Clinics of the Brahmaputra

Book Release: Boat Clinics of the Brahmaputra

April 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

“Hope Floats: Boat Clinic of the Brahmaputra”, the book on the innovative Boat Clinics run by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research(C-NES) was released at the organization’s Annual Review meet at Gangtok on 21st March 2016 by the Lok Sabha MP from Sikkim, PD Rai in the presence of Prof Sanjoy Hazarika, […]

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A River's Story - The Quest for the Brahmaputra

A River’s Story – The Quest for the Brahmaputra

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Every river has a story.This one, about the only male river in the country, majestic and powerful, the Brahmaputra has a lot to share. Directed by  multiple national and international award-winning Indian film director Jahnu Barua and scripted and produced by Prof Sanjoy Hazarika – writer, journalist, columnist, Managing Trustee of C-NES and Director at Centre […]

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When the Mountains Move and the Waters Rise

When the Mountains Move and the Waters Rise

February 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

New Delhi –The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research at Jamia Millia Islamia begins a two day international conference on February 22-23 “When the Mountains move and the waters rise” with a focus on disaster management especially health, trauma and housing. It will address the need to include community concerns and priorities as well as robust […]

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By the Brahmaputra (October – December 2015)

By the Brahmaputra (October – December 2015)

February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 32) C-NES Newsletter (For the Quarter October – December 2015) Editorial / By the Brahmaputra The Man on the Highway The man lay crumpled on the highway, wearing a brown jacket and dark trousers. A checked handkerchief was next to his knee and he looked as if he was sleeping. Was he […]

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Myth of 'media' at the Games

Myth of ‘media’ at the Games

February 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 northeastern states was mesmerising. And […]

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The man on the highway

The man on the highway

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

The man lay crumpled on the highway, wearing a brown jacket and dark trousers. A checked handkerchief was next to his knee and he looked as if he was sleeping. Was he drunk? I wondered.  in my mind, that  moment remains frozen in time.  We had just passed Amoni on the national highway between Nogaon […]

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Similar to the Boat clinic programme: Midwifery in Somalia

Similar to the Boat clinic programme: Midwifery in Somalia

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sharing here a moving video about midwifery in Somalia. This should be relevant for all of us and the work we do, especially with such high  MMR levels  in Assam.

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Nirbhaya – India’s Daughter we shall not forget

Nirbhaya – India’s Daughter we shall not forget

December 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

To remember brave Nirbhaya and to pay a tribute, Population Foundation of India (PFI) has produced  ‘Nirbhaya – India’s Daughter we shall not forget’ by Feroz Abbas Khan and Pracheta Sharma, which will be released today.  ************************** From Poonam Muthreja: I am writing to request for your support to mark the day to honour Nirbhaya’s memory. […]

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