Solar power not only tripled the sales of this petrol pump, it is also saving the Rs 16,000-Rs 20,000 paid towards monthly electricity bills.
No theatres? No problem. Aaideo Talkies is taking movies to where the people are in Assam
Pappu Kabeer and Ratna Das of Aaideo Talkies take a makeshift pandal along with plastic chairs to places in rural Assam where there are no auditoriums or theatres.
A WhatsApp group is playing good samaritan in the lives of people in Assam
Indians are increasingly finding innovative social uses of WhatsApp — from using it to circulate a local news bulletin in …
How a Facebook post helped a girl reunite with her parents after 18 years
In 1999, a poor farmer in western Assam’s Kajaikata village, Sabed Ali, agreed to his his brother-in-law’s suggestion that he …
This Assam boy’s ‘Umbrella Helper Box’ is helping people ride easy on country roads
For just Rs 80-Rs 100, any umbrella can be equipped with a solar panel-torch assembly to allow riders to power their way through dark, unruly country roads.
Internet wisdom is helping flood-ravaged people in Assam rebuild their lives
The Jhai Foundation has modelled a Char Development Programme for four Barpeta villages based on internet research on disaster management programmes.
This 23-year-old foodpreneur in Assam is changing lives with his startup
Hironmoy Gogoi of Assam’s Sivasagar town wants to create at least 3,000 jobs for rural youth in the next five years through his Facebook food portal.
BJP’s social media campaign in Manipur was a hit — and it has similar plans for other NE states
Having seen the power of social media in Manipur and Assam, BJP is going to replicate the model in Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya, which go to the polls in 2018.
Assam youth’s Facebook campaign saves girl from child marriage, puts her back in school
Mamtaz Begum (13) would have been married off to a man thrice her age, if it were not Illias Rahman Sarkar who campaigned on Facebook to stop the wedding.