A Library on the Banks of River Beki

A Library on the Banks of River Beki

  The underprivileged children who live in char or sandbars in Assam’s Barpeta district could never imagine a library. Struggling to survive floods and acute poverty, they will now have the choice to escape daily woes in a small land of books being created for them by a group of young professionals. Concerned about the…

“A Unique Sattriya Workshop at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi”

“A Unique Sattriya Workshop at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi”

In all likelihood, the year was 1948. A noontide natter was warming up in the front yard of some nondescript hamlet hut in Majuli, one of world’s biggest river islands. Niru, dainty and probably nineteen, is discussing with her circle of intimates how Jyoti Prasad (Agarwala) and Bishnu Rabha have already introduced women in Assamese…

Voices from the Tea Plantations

Voices from the Tea Plantations

Guwahati, Aug. 23: The Joint Action Committee of Tea Tribes Adivasi Assam has demanded that the floods in the state be declared a national problem according to a report in The Telegraph.      If this demand is not met by February 2018, the organisation has also threatened to launch an agitation in tea gardens,…

Operation Shuddhikaran: RSS’ Covert Proselytisation Agenda

Operation Shuddhikaran: RSS’ Covert Proselytisation Agenda

Cobrapost Image courtesy Outlook Magazine Investigative reports published by Cobrapost and Outlook, simultaneously revealed that 31 tribal girls allegedly trafficked from Assam, who had been rescued by police authorities on June 11 2015, have ended up in RSS-run schools in Gujarat and Punjab. This seems like a well-orchestrated conversion agenda targeting children from poor, minority communities….