Mitul Baruah

Interspecies love in a flood-ravaged Assam village
Systems of co-existence can help in mitigating the human-elephant conflict in the region. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months ago

Salmora in Majuli river island in Assam is not any ordinary village. Located on the southeastern corner of the island, surrounded by the mighty Brahmaputra on three sides, this village is remarkable in many ways.

Potters' families belonging to Kumar community of the village make earthen pots (Image: Mitul Baruah)
Beyond the death toll: The everyday violence of Assam’s floods
Mitul Baruah from Ashoka University narrates personal experiences of people affected by floods in Majuli, Assam. priyad posted 1 year 7 months ago

Floods are an annual phenomenon in Assam. They are as integral to the state as the Brahmaputra River is, and each monsoon, we are reminded that Assam exists (or is drowning). As I write this piece, Assam is slowly recovering from the first wave of flood this monsoon.

Floods in Majuli Assam. Photo credit: Mitul Baruah
Nal se Jal: hit or miss?
An analysis of the new Nal se Jal scheme, promising drinking water to every household in India by 2024. (not verified) posted 1 year 9 months ago

Water scarcity has a history … and that history is nothing less than the history of government. – Alatout, 2008.

Image for representational purposes only. Image credit: India Water Portal on Flickr