Voices of Brahmaputra
Welcome to the Voices of Brahmaputra, a podcast where we bring diverse stories from the basin, depicting the local communities’ association with the river from the different lenses of history, society, politics, economics, culture, and spirituality. You can also listen on Google Podcasts and Spotify.
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7/9/2021
Voices of Brahmaputra: Podcast Series
Welcome to the Voices of Brahmaputra, a podcast where we bring diverse stories from the basin, depicting the local communities’ association with the river from the different lenses of history, society, politics, economics, culture, and spirituality. You can also listen on Google Podcasts and Spotify.
1/9/2021
Brahmaputra Virtual Photostory Exhibition: River of Hope and Sorrow
We have been live. Please leave your feedback and comments under each story so that we can provide an honorarium to five stories, among all the published, on the basis of people's perception.
11/8/2021
Inaugural webinar: Brahmaputra Virtual Photostory Exhibition
Organized by IIT Guwahati in collaboration with IHE Delft and The Thirdpole. The photo stories have been curated and published within the initiative "Science Communication for Water Diplomacy in the Brahmaputra". The objective of the initiative towards the exhibition has been to understand how people from different social groups and sections of the society associate with and perceive the river. The idea is to bring attention to stories from the river in the mainstream space.
25/5/2021
Call for submission: virtual exhibition on Brahmaputra
Science Communication for Water Diplomacy in the Brahmaputra (Siang in Arunachal Pradesh in India, Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet Autonomous region in China, Jamuna in Bangladesh, and joined by the four major rivers of Bhutan: Torsa (Ammochu), Sankosh (Punatsangchu), Wangchu (Raidak) and Manas) has been initiated with the intention to bridge the gap that exists between the media and the scientific community in the river basin, leading to both the group of stakeholders working in silos while in reality there is ample scope for collaboration for research and stories evolving out of these research initiatives. The virtual photo exhibition intends to generate photo narratives from the basin that would also facilitate the involvement of stakeholders beyond researchers and the journalists. Nevertheless, photo journalists are actively encouraged to share their photo stories, along with anyone else who has a story to share on the river. The objective of this activity is to get a perspective on how people from different social groups and sections of the society relate with the river. The story accompanying the pictures doesn’t have to be too elaborate and should not exceed 300-350 words (it can also be shorter) and should be submitted in pdf format. The pictures submitted can be taken through any device (camera/mobile phone/tablet) but with fairly good resolution, and should be your own and not plagiarized. The deadline for submission is 25th June 2021.
13/9/2020
Webinar series on Hydro-diplomacy
The proposed webinars promises to expand dialogic spaces for competing narratives around water and South Asian rivers. It aims to bring young and experienced minds to a shared space. The lecture series will begin from 18th September 2020 with an inception webinar and continue until 12th November 2020. The series of webinars followed by the inception webinar will bring experienced academics from across the globe to generate conversations on water, politics, power and diplomacy.
8/8/2020
Call for Multimedia Story Grant
We are inviting proposals for multimedia story grants in line with the theme of the initiative 'Science Communication for Water Diplomacy in the Brahmaputra'. We have a particular interest in regional cooperation and bridging the gap between policy initiatives and media in the basin, and therefore the grant would exclusively invite applications from journalists based in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China.