Friday, June 22, 2007

Floods for TV

This is a photograph, taken near the Bramhaputra. Had to do a flood story. Delhi pressed the panic button, after reading a Press Trust of India copy "1.5 lakh people displaced due to floods". Displacement due to floods is a term that is often misinterpreted . People often shift from one place to another during this time of the year, in this part of the world. "They wait for floods"--says Kishalay from NDTV. Anyways, I needed to go to the districts (Upper Assam--Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Golaghat), but we had no time. So we went to the place near the river, where they measure the rising water level. The story was done finally but we had huge, huge trouble getting footage from districts. It was madness. When we were on the shoot, some pictures were taken by Gobindo, our driver, who is learning camera from Mukut. Gobindo is 24. Without Mukut and Gobindo, it's impossible to work here. (both in photograph). There is also Rupam, more on him later.
Also, well, I am staying in another Hotel. It's called Landmark. More on it later. And yes, I met Indira Goswami. Lots to write on the interview.
Also, I don't think an elaborate thank you will happen. So first, I would like to thank three people--Sudipta Bhattacharjee of The Telegraph, Nitin Gokhale, NDTV and Samudra Gupta Kashyap of Indian Express and of course V K Shashikumar of CNN-IBN. (you can ask them anything about North-east)

1 comment:

Black Muddy River said...

Tor blog-ta halu, boss. Puro Stream Of Consciousness. Hebby. Majhe majhe ektu confuring lage bote, tobe moja pachhi. Lore ja.