Photo Story: Flood In Assam

People losing their lives in this year’s flood and landslide in the state of Assam. According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 6.8 lakh people are affected due to the floods in Dhemaji, Biswanath, Chirang, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Tinsukia districts of Assam in India.

Rana Singa Against CAA

All Assam Students’ Union and artiste fraternity sound their Rana Singa (war bugle), as a part of the All Assam Students’ Union’s series of agitations across the state of Assam. Artists from different part of Assam play traditional instruments during the Rana Singa protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), in Guwahati on 9 January 2020. From artiste fraternity, Singer Zubeen Garg participated in the demonstration.

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Baby elephant finds new mother and home

Here is a photo and video story of a baby elephant.

A wild male baby elephant was rescued from a water tank in Assam’s Narangi army camp. The elephant which was separated from its mother and for some reason mother didn’t accept the baby, now receives care from ‘Madhabi’, a female elephant at an Assam state zoo. Assam is home to one of the largest number of wild elephants in India. Tejas Mariswamy, a zoo official, speaks on video about how the elephant was found and how ‘Madhabi’ adopted the baby elephant.

Gangour Teej Festival

Gangaur is a festival celebrated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana. It is the celebration of spring, harvest and marital fidelity. Gangaur Puja or Gangaur Teej is the festival that celebrates and worships Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Gangaur festival marks the beginning of the 16-day fasting to please the Gods and Goddesses. The ladies decorate their hands and feet by drawing designs with Mehndi, Newly-wedded girls observes the full course of 18 days of the festival that succeeds her marriage.


Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.
Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.
Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. A devotee in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Women’s March for Change

Thousands of women across India are marching today to voice their concern with the current atmosphere of hate and violence that prevail in the country. In Guwahati women activists, women leaders, students from different organizations participated in the march. The participants of the march also have seen singing and a street play on awareness of violence on women.

Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
A participant holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
A participant holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
A participant holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Thousands
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Folk Dance Workshop 2019

Glimpses of Folk Dance Workshop 2019 in the view of upcoming Rongali Bihu organised by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Sangeet Natok Academy and others at Shilpgam in Guwahati.

Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.

World Water Day- ‘Leaving no one behind’

‘Leaving no one behind’ is the theme of World Water Day 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. Today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030.

Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women carry water after collect from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women carry water after collect from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women carry water after collect from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.