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C-NES Newsletter (January – March 2015)

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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C-NES Newsletter (July – September 2014)

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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C-NES Newsletter (Vol: 24)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 24) C-NES Newsletter (For the quarter October – December   2013)  Editorial By the Brahmaputra Water, water … and dams without data A simple question: if you are suddenly told that the father or uncle you have known all your life is one foot taller than he appears to be, how would…

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C-NES Newsletter (July-Sep 2013)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 23) C-NES Newsletter (For the quarter July – September 2013) Editorial By the Brahmaputra In new and old states, where will the poor live ?In the fresh crisis that is engulfing Assam and other parts of North-east and Eastern India following the Telengana announcement, much angry rhetoric is being spewed. There…

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C-NES Newsletter (April-June 2013)

 By the Brahmaputra (Vol 22) (For the quarter April – June   2013) Editorial The Outsider Syndrome: ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ To say that the news from Meghalaya’s Garo Hills is disturbing is to make an understatement.  It reminds one of the bad, dark days in Assam, Manipur, Jammu and Kashmir, in the Punjab: ordinary workers lined…

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C-NES Newsletter (January – March 2013)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 21) (For the quarter January – March   2013)   Editorial A Messy Democracy: Burma’s challenges The unraveling of ethnic strife in neighbouring Myuanmar or Burma as some of us would prefer to call it but especially the sharp escalation of anti-Muslim violence, first, against the Rohingyas or Muslims of the Arakan…

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By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 20)

(For the quarter October – December 2012) Editorial By the Brahmaputra : The North-east must fashion the Burma Road At a recent discussion on Myanmar, where several senior Burmese civil society figures participated, a number of ‘real issues’ came up.  One was the puzzlement of those from that country about the so-called ‘Look East Policy’…

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By the Brahmaputra (April – June, 2012)

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 18) C-NES Newsletter (For the quarter April – June   2012)   Editorial By the Brahmaputra A question of trust, equality – force Centre to share facts about water Perhaps ‘In the Brahmaputra” or ‘On the Brahmaputra’ may be the more appropriate title for this week’s column and perhaps for the next…

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C-NES Newsletter (January – March 2012) 

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 17) C-NES Newsletter (For the quarter January – March 2012)   Editorial My dear friends and colleagues: Twelve years ago, on a cold January day in New Delhi, my CA, Praveen Jain, and I, having received the support and signatures of a Board of Trustees, headed by the distinguished economist and…

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