Articles by Syeda Ambia Zahan
Oct 12, 2017
Assam floods aftermath Part 3: Farmers find no respite in receding waters as layers of sand bury farmlandThe aftermath of the floods has not only forced farmers switching to a different crop but also absorb a substantial loss.
Oct 11, 2017
Assam floods aftermath Part 2: Hapless farm families in Dhubri take to beedi rolling for survivalThe Gangadhar river, which originates in Bhutan, flows for 33 km in Dhubri and is responsible for massive floods, especially causing huge destruction in the Golakganj revenue circle of the district.
Oct 10, 2017
Assam floods aftermath Part 1: Displaced sections of minority community fear being termed as illegal citizensThe fear of being left without an identity card is strong in the state, particularly among the minority class.
Aug 30, 2017
Marooned by floods, Assam's dead get watery grave as land disappearThe burial ground at Korea Pahar, where the residents of Chatpara bury their dead, is also fast receding.
Aug 02, 2017
Assam floods aftermath: Gloomy future awaits children caught in the wrath of annual spateWith 40 percent #Assam's area flood-prone & deluge an annual affair, children become one of the long-term casualties.
Aug 01, 2017
Assam floods aftermath: Crores of rupees wasted in state's ineffective fight against annual delugeMore than half of the state's 32 districts are bearing the brunt of extreme monsoon this year.
Jul 31, 2017
Assam floods aftermath: Relief camps turn hunting ground for human traffickers as populace chases false ray of hopeWhile the administration is making efforts on the ground level to curb trafficking, it has a long way to go, given how deeply Assam is in the grip of the syndicate for whom women and children are merely resources to be procured and sold off.
Jul 20, 2017
Gorkhaland protests: Elite Darjeeling residential schools now fear admitting foreign studentsThe West Bengal government's decision to make learning Bengali compulsory till class 10 sparked protests from the Gorkhas, who accused the state of imposing the language on them.
Jul 19, 2017
Darjeeling unrest: Looked down upon by Bengalis, Gorkhas feel alienated in their own landThe leader of the current agitation and founder-president of the GJM Bimal Gurung said via SMS that the struggle for Gorkhaland is for the political identity of the Gorkhas.
Jul 18, 2017
Gorkhaland unrest: After internet shutdown, electronic media directed to stop airing Darjeeling protestsThe embargo has discouraged some journalists so much that they have left Darjeeling for other assignments.