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Case Study: TONGAM RINA

Tongam Rina receiving the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award in 2014

Tongam Rina is currently the Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times and is known for her bold articles on current aairs in Northeast India. She was near-fatally shot, in front of her oce in 2012 for writing on sensitive issues. In the past, Tongam and her sta has received numerous threats for her writing against NSCN(IM), corruption and super-hydro dams of Arunachal Pradesh.

Nepal drains dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest

Nepal has successfully drained part of a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, averting risk of a disastrous flood that could have threatened thousands of lives, officials said on Monday. Scientists say climate change is causing Himalayan glaciers to melt at an alarming rate, creating huge glacial lakes which could burst their banks and devastate mountain communities. Imja Tsho, located at an altitude of 5,010 metres (16,437 feet), just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) south of the world's highest peak, is the fastest-growing glacial lake in Nepal. 

Exploration and Discovery in the Last Shangri-La on Earth- Eastern Himalayas (Eastern Nepal, Bhutan & North East India)

The Himalaya – the abode of Gods, the land of snow, and the last Shangri La on Earth – is full of life. Designated as a global biodiversity hotspot, the region supports an extraordinarily high level of unique biodiversity. Being at the crossroads of historic and prehistoric trade routes and cultural diffusion, the Himalaya harbours hundreds of different ethnic communities and their associated languages and cultures, and its landscapes are sacred to several of the world’s major religions After the two poles, the Himalaya holds the highest amount of ice in its glaciers.

The Ocean of Churn by Sanjeev Sanyal

The Ocean of Churn by Sanjeev Sanyal

Balipara Foundation along with the Penguin Group is honoured  to host the  book launch "The Ocean of Churn" by Sanjeev Sanyal,on 17th August,2016,between 1930-2130 hrs,at The Royal Bombay Yacht Club(RBYC), Colaba, Mumbai

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