Interaction on development trends in North East held in Delhi

August 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Academics, journalists and activists on Sunday (August 9, 2015) urged the people of several states come under India’s North East region for a better a prolong mechanism to work together to address various basic and long lasting issues and demands of people in the region. They were part of an interaction and a panel discussion […]

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Naga peace accord: What it means

August 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

The central government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah on Monday (August 3, 2015) signed a historic accord. The South Asia Monitor spoke to noted expert Prof. Sanjoy Hazarika and asked for his first thoughts about the Naga peace accord.

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Naga peace treaty: Look back to move ahead

August 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Every effort at resolving the Naga imbroglio has been embroiled in a challenging quagmire of unending and conflicting demands. While most commentaries on the recent consensual framework for a long-term agreement between the Centre and the NSCN(I-M) have focused on the here and now and sought to define the long road to peace, I will […]

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Naga peace accord: If it’s historic, why the secrecy?

August 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

‘To expect that these past decades of grief, inter-group killings, anxiety and fear will be brushed aside because of the Naga peace accord is being unrealistic. Memories are built on old wounds and they heal slowly. So, it is important to be cautiously optimistic,’ says Sanjoy Hazarika. First of all, let us hail the peacemakers […]

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Intrigue, love and the great game: a story of Sikkim

August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

This is an overall tapestry of vivid colour and powerful imagery, with vignettes and insights into geopolitics, and also the personal lives of those who shaped these major events. It has all the ingredients for a major feature film: Love and hate, suspense and suspicion, great powers and small nations, a Shangri-la, beautiful foreign and […]

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By the Brahmaputra (April – June 2015)

July 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 30) C-NES Newsletter (For the Quarter April – June 2015) Editorial Mr. Modi: Travel in India, visit Mawlynnong  Should Prime Minister Narendra Modi, now on a major and important swing through Central Asia and Russia, visit the north-east in the near future, I recommend that he spend as little time as […]

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When Boat Clinics go for repair: A Report

July 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

The boat hired during May 2015 Bullock cart used for conducting health camps at Kartik sapori Boats are the most important component of C-NES’ Boat Clinic health outreach programme, acclaimed nationally and internationally for its innovation and outreach. These boats however need at least one major annual set of repairs so that the safety factor […]

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BCRS member of CRA

July 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

C-NES’ Brahmaputra Community Radio Station is now a member of the CRA (Community Radio Association). CRA was formed  in 2011 in Delhi as an association, wherein people working on the ground, can represent their communities and bring the voices of the voiceless to the fore. It has been organizing events/workshops and has been sharing the […]

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Shahnaz Anklesaria Aiyar: friend, sister, supporter — and great human being

July 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Shahnaz Anklesaria Aiyar, who passed away in Washington DC yesterday, was a close friend and a wonderful human being who touched everyone she met with her joyfulness and kindness  She was one of those rare people in the world: a good human being. I had known her for nearly 40 years and respected her unstinting fight against cancer, […]

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C-NES Newsletter (January – March 2015)

May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 29) C-NES Newsletter (For the Quarter January – March 2015)   Editorial By the Brahmaputra    Make a new ‘Assam type house’ our Icon for safety On two successive days, the Government of India showered its benevolence on the North-eastern states.  On the first day, it declared that 15,000 crore rupees, […]

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Kaliyani Launched

May 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kaliyani, the boat donated by Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) to C-NES as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is ready for service. The inaugural function of the launch of Kaliyani for providing health services to the marginalized river island population of Kamrup district as part of C-NES’ Boat Clinic programme under NHM was held […]

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The Assam type house

April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

As the disaster in Nepal unfolds, many of us in Zone 5 areas — the most quake-vulnerable regions in India, including J&K, parts of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and the entire Northeast except for Sikkim — are worried anew about the future of our towns and settlements. Those living in vulnerable buildings […]

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