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O’ bideshi bandhu

September 8 is an unusual day in Assam; a day of festivities in which the whole state comes together to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Bard of the Brahmaputra, the late Bhupen Hazarika. Bhupen, who would have turned 87 this year, was remembered in faraway Delhi too, with a tribute concert and a discussion…

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The mother with her new born

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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A section of the gathering at the dedication ceremony

Screening of “Where There Are No Roads” at Jorhat

The screening of  "Where There Are No Roads" at Jorhat's JB College Auditorium on June 17 was attended by over 100 people- students, health and district officials,homemakers and academicians, followed by a vigorous question and answer session afterwards with Managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika, District Programme Officer, Boat Clinic Unit Jorhat, Riturekah Baruah, State Family Planning…

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World Bank team visits Boat Clinic camp

Mr Onno Ruhl, head of the World Bank in India and Michael Hanley, Chief of Operations for the Bank in India, accompanied the Kamrup Boat Clinic unit on 6th June 2013 to a health camp at Bhakuamari char to observe the unique work of Boat Clinic in Assam among the island dwellers of the Brahmaputra.…

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“Where there are no Roads” screened at Guwahati

After a overwhelming response at Delhi, C-NES’ documentary 'Where there are no roads' on the Boat Clinics of the Brahmaputra was screened at  Jyoti Chitrabon Studio, Kahilipara Guwahati, on May 24, 2013 with a  very good response despite  heavy downpour and subsequent water logging in most city streets. Government officials and writers, film makers, scholars,…

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CM dedicates floating hospital

Education can play a pivotal role in making people health-conscious, said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi while dedicating an underconstruction floating hospital to the people at Pandu in the city today. The floating hospital is being built by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) with the financial support from the North Eastern…

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C-NES at Tufts University’s International EPIIC Symposium

The 28th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) International Symposium, organized by the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL), Tufts University, Boston officially commenced with a workshop led by experts in global health and security on  21 st February 2012. EPIIC is a year long, interdisciplinary colloquium designed to…

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Sanjoy Hazarika with Aung San Suu Ky

Managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika at the official dinner tonight hosted by External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid for Aung San Suu Kyi, at Hyderabad House, with Soe Myint, Myanmar editor and activist (to his right), On her left is Naveen Jindal, MP and industrialist; at right is Louise Fernandes, wife of Mr. Khurshid.

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C-NES Newsletter: July – September 2012

By the Brahmaputra (Vol: 19) C-NES Newsletter (For the quarter July – September 2012) Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh: learning from Mary Ajeeb dastaan hain ye, sang the small, slim figure, while her husband accompanied her on the guitar.  She was in casuals, jeans and shirt; he was in a dark suit as were many of…

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Delivery at Jorhat’s Bhimpara sapori

With the Brahmaputra in full spate and floods ravaging Assam again, Boat Clinic teams in all 15 districts units have been actively involved in providing medical help to the affected people and in relief and rescue operations in close coordination with district administration.While on a routine health trip, the Jorhat Boat Clinic  team  helped  21…

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