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NRC, Citizenship Amendment Bill: Where did it start?

NRC, Citizenship Amendment Bill: Where did it start?

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Written By: Pema Bhadra Guwahati, India Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com, Pema Bhadra They were the first to export Assam’s Eri and Muga silk. Late Radhakrishna Saraswati formed an SHG four generations back near Rangiya, Kamrup District. The special saree for the goddess Kamakhya used to be made by his exceptionally talented weavers and the saree was called ‘Saraswati saree’. The present generation of Saraswati family owns a couple of multistoried buildings and runs an Ayurvedic shop at Panbazar in Guwahati. Rai Bahadur (a title given to influential persons, aristocrats by British Raj) Kali Charan Sen was one of the founders of Kamrup Academy School, Kamrup Anusandhan Samity, Sanatan Dharmasabha, Paltan Bazar Bengali School etc. Fakruddin Ali Ahmed was the fifth president o
Rat-Hole Mining Story- Part 2

Rat-Hole Mining Story- Part 2

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Written by: Pema Bhadra Guwahati, India Photo: Indian Navy, ChildAid Network 36 days passed. On 16 January 2019, after a joint operation of the Indian Navy and NDRF, it was confirmed that Indian Navy ROV had detected a body 160 feet deep inside the main shaft. The body has been pulled up to the mouth of the rat-hole mine and will be brought out of the mine under the supervision of the doctors. Forensic Experts have been called for DNA test to identify and match the skeletal remains. Indian Navy is showing the condition of the body to the family of the deceased. Living Dangerously According to the study done by Impulse NGO, over 10,000 people are estimated to have died in rat-holes between 2007 and 2014 in Meghalaya. Impulse’s study also estimates that there are 70,000 ch
Rat-Hole Mining Story in Meghalaya

Rat-Hole Mining Story in Meghalaya

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Written by: Pema Bhadra Guwahati, India Photo: ChildAid Network The date is said to be cursed itself, so as the mines. December 13, 2018. The doomsday at Saiphung, East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya bears testimony to the disparity of existence. The existence of the state economy of Meghalaya, the existence of an ecological balance of the whole Jaintia Hills, the existence of the majority Bengali speaking, poor working class people of Garo Hills and minority dominated Chirang district of Assam and the existence of some filthy rich businessmen and coal mafia. The Accident On December 13, about 20 miners entered the quarry as Ksan owned by Krip Chullet. After reaching the bottom of the 370 ft deep main shaft, they entered horizontal tunnel holes, generally termed as 'rat-ho...
Village Rockstars: The film that gifts us blue skies and hope in abundance

Village Rockstars: The film that gifts us blue skies and hope in abundance

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  Written by: Shreya Seth Kolkata, India Film Review: Village Rockstars Country: India Director: Rima Das Cast: Bhanita Das, Basanti Das, Manabendra Das Seldom do we come across stories that can communicate to a wide range of audiences without trying too hard. Village Rockstars is one such organic and refreshing film that marks a departure from conventional forms of storytelling and consumes you if you allow yourself to succumb to the flow. Set in a remote village in Assam named Chayagaon, Village Rockstars is a coming of age story of a ten-year-old girl who dreams of owning a guitar and forming a rock band with her friends. While the desire to own a guitar may not seem impossible to some, Dhunu (Bhanita Das) is dreaming of the impossible amidst poverty and natural calami...

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