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Brahmaputra and the temples of doom

Text and photographs by Shailendra Yashwant

Climate change and upstream damming are causing the Brahmaputra to flood without rain, rhyme or reason

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Lost island

Text and photographs by Shailendra Yashwant

Erosion is causing huge chunks of Majuli to literally fall off into the Brahmaputra. The island’s landmass is down by a fourth. The people quietly rebuild their lives over and over, watching the government’s futile efforts to manage the disaster and knowing that we must work with nature, not against it

Aerial view of the Brahmaputra

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The wettest desert on earth

Text and photographs by Shailendra Yashwant

Sohra (Cherrapunji) and Mawsynram's water crisis is entirely man-made, a visit to the world's wettest place reveals

cherrapunji

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Kaziranga’s quandary

The Supreme Court's recent call for a tourism ban in core areas of tiger reserves has evoked a strong response from local communities of Assam's Kaziranga National Park, who are caught between the pressures of conservation of this World Heritage Site, 'development' through quarrying and mining, and the growing tourism industry that gives them a livelihood

Tourists at Kaziranga

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Saving Sikkim’s Shangri La

Cheap airline fares and package tours since the 1990s led to a flood of tourists but the consequent decline of the Khangchendzonga national park and biosphere reserve. Over the last 15 years a community effort in Yuksom has fought off the tree-felling, garbage, pollution and poaching that were destroying their Shangri La

Tshering Uden, CEO of KCC

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The gods must be angry

For seven years, the local inhabitants of Dzongu in Sikkim have been opposing the hydropower project and 24 dams being built on the Teesta, which is destroying the ecology around their sacred mountain, Khangchendzonga. The quake of September 2011 came as no surprise to these indigenous people. A photo-feature by Shailendra Yashwant

Teesta dam project

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