Sir Mark Tully on the Boat Clinics on HT

“The governments’ failure to deliver more effectively on human development indicates they need to look for new models and replicate them, taking advantage of NGO initiatives and their ability to provide services as effectively as the Brahmaputra boats do” Sir Mark Tully. Follow the link for more http://www.hindustantimes.com/columns/to-change-india-we-need-a-state-ngo-collaboration/story-7qnMxnsszPVhP5IEnFpsCL.html

Goa’s Herald on Sanjoy Hazarika

Sujay Gupta, editor of the Heraldo in Goa, wrote this entertaining piece based on a lunch at Gunpowder in Goa: http://www.heraldgoa.in/…/THE-YOUNG-MAN-AND-THE-RIVER-–-HAZ…’S-TALES-TOLD-AT-ASSAGAO/111649.html

Constitution, Nagaland & Women’s Rights

THE resignation of the Nagaland Chief Minister DR Zeliang is  a fallout of the anti-reservation violence in the state. The government, in the wake of rioting, arson and large-scale intimidation of women candidates by male-dominated “civil society groups” and traditional institutions, had walked away from upholding its position as a …

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Discussion on Nagaland

Today ( Feb 20th) Prof Sanjoy Hazarika is moderating a discussion — Contesting Tradition (s): Nagaland, Rights, Women’ at the IIC basement annexe at 6:30 pm. The panelists are Monalisa Changkija, Editor, Nagaland Page, Patricia Mukhim, Editor, Shillong Times, Kishalay Bhattacharjee, journalist and head Reachout Foundation, James Pochury of Action …

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Solar lights in Brahmaputra saporis

Thanks to a philanthropist, remote villages in the Brahmaputra river islands in Assam will soon be lit up with solar street lights. The donor, Smti Almitra Patel, based at Bengaluru is a member of the Supreme Court committee for Solid waste management for Class 1 cities, Technical expert, Swachh Bharat …

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