The true idea of a river is not of a single stream of water between two banks, but a nervous system of watery arteries and capillaries that form the circulatory system of a living ecosystem in a particular river basin.
The State Disaster Response Force, district administrations and local people have rescued 46 people from different places during the last 24 hours by deploying 102 boats
The ASDMA report said the Brahmaputra is flowing above danger mark in Dibrugarh, Dhubri and Goalpara cities, and in Jorhat and Sonitpur districts.
This year, 81 people were killed in flood-related incidents and 26 died due to landslides, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said.
Assam floods claim seven more lives, taking toll due to deluge, landslides to 57; nearly 15 lakh affected across 23 districts
Three persons were killed in Barpeta district, while one person each died in Dhubri, Nagaon, Nalbari in flood-related incidents, while a landslide claimed the life of a 50-year-old person in Cachar district, the ASDMA said in its report.
One dead, over 36,000 people affected as second wave of floods hit Assam’s Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Dhemaji districts
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday informed that a total of 99 villages have been affected by floods caused by incessant rainfall across four districts
One dead as flood situation in Assam worsens; around 2.72 lakh people affected across 11 districts, says state disaster management authority
At present, around 2.72 lakh persons are affected due to flood in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Hojai, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Goalpara, West Karbi Anglong, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam, it said.
While much of the flow in the Yarlung Tsangpo that enters Arunachal Pradesh in India as Siang is generated in the south aspect of the Himalaya, there seems to be an absence of flow data in the stretch of the river from the crestline to the China-India border.
With The Unquiet River, historian Arupjyoti Saikia plays biographer to the Brahmaputra, charts its ever-shifting course
One can hardly imagine Assam without the Brahmaputra, says historian Dr Arupjyoti Saikia
As Assam hosts Brahmaputra Pushkaram, can the festival truly encompass the river's multiple meanings?
There are many images of the Brahmaputra we carry; however, these fade and figure in different ways — from the oral to the written, from poems to prose, from a song to a canvas.
Negotiators in India, Bangladesh eye smaller rivers, as discussion on Teesta treaty unlikely to bear fruit
For years, Bangladesh has been seeking a treaty to share the waters of the Teesta, which flows through the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal before reaching Bangladesh and joining the Brahmaputra
With the hugely contentious NRC exposing communal faultlines in Assam, it has emerged that more Hindus than Muslims forged documents to find their way into the National Register of Citizens.
Breaking free from the chains of an unequal relationship is never an easy task. If you dare to challenge the system, you are punished. This is the simple logic through which these systems reproduce. And this is exactly how Miyah poetry was responded to by those who speak as representatives of the Assamese society.
Four more dead in Assam due to floods as toll rises to 86 since onset of monsoon; over 1,300 villages still deluge-hit
Four more people died on Monday due to floods in Assam, mounting the toll to 86 this monsoon season.
While Miyah poetry enables the Miyah to aspire for freedom as a social being, it disables others who would enforce ‘coercion’ on the Miyah so that their sub-human existence continues.
Nodir Kul Nai: A short film on Assam's Char Chaporis documents their songs on identity, statelessness
Nodir Kul Nai, a short film directed by Parasher Baruah, delves into the lives and cultural legacies of the Char Chaporis of Assam — a community of immigrants facing systematic ostracisation at the hands of local community and authorities alike.
Floods in Bihar, Assam claims 170 lives till Monday; 1.07 crore people still reeling under effect of disaster
Floods in Bihar and Assam have claimed 170 lives till Monday with 1.07 crore people still reeling under the effect of the deluge in the two states.
Floods continue to wreak havoc in Bihar and Assam; death toll mounts to 166, 1.11 crore people affected so far
Floods continued to wreak havoc in Bihar and Assam, with around 1.11 crore people continuing to reel under the deluge in the two eastern states where the death toll reached 166 on Sunday.
India's water woes mount, with floods, droughts and millions of citizens at the mercy of the monsoons
While parts of India face water scarcity, others are facing destruction due to flooding. Both result in death of animals, humans, and biodiversity. Policymakers face challenges as climate change leads to uncertainty.