A flooded Kaziranga National Park. Since the first wave more than 700 animals have died. That includes more than 40 rhinos, the majority of whom have been poached.
Fringe villages of Kaziranga National Park in the last week of September. The entire park was a sheet of water. Houses were submerged in Golaghat district. 20 of Assam's 27 districts are still flood-affected.
To arrest erosion porcupine spars were set up in flood affected areas but the measure failed.
Relief food supply ready to leave for the submerged Majuli island. Even air-dropping didn't help. For weeks Majuli was cut off because ferry service was suspended.
Out of work boatmen play a game of carom.
Carrying firewood. Morigaon district. 33354 villages have been affected in the last wave of flood.
A young boy on a boat. A few days later five children drowned while riding two boats to school.
Children playing ludo on the roadside, now their home .....
This water has flooded 3.28 lakh hectares of agricultural land. 30 lakh people affected.
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Kishalay grew up in Shillong and was a teacher and copywriter before joining broadcast news. Half of his two decades in news, has been in conflict zones. He was Chair Internal Security and Senior Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. He is former Resident Editor NDTV (North East) and his recently published book ‘Che in Paona Bazaar’ is based in the north east (though he believes the north east doesn’t exist). He was based in Calcutta, not Kolkata. Since that’s a city Mamatadi doesn’t believe exists, he now lives in Delhi and is Editor-East, New Generation Media, a new national television channel.