Author: Shailendra Yashwant

Photo feature: Locals join across border to manage a river

The experience of managing the Saralbhanga River, which flows from Bhutan to India, shows the importance of peoples’ participation for effective cooperation in transboundary rivers

There are as many as 56 rivers that flow down from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan into the eastern state of Assam in India to meet the Brahmaputra River. The hills of Bhutan…Read More

Glacial lake threatens Sikkim’s heritage village

Climate change is leading to expansion of the lake sitting atop this picture postcard village high up the Himalayas, and the village may disappear if the lake bursts its banks

“Mosquitos and tourists!” Chokdup Lachenpa shouts at no one in particular as he takes a long sip of Tongba (hot beer) from his bamboo mug. As if on cue, the children chorus…Read More