Every year the North-eastern state of Assam and its various districts have been affected by the flood. This year also, the heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in the state. But as usual, the North-eastern region doesn’t get much attention in the National media. One may wonder, quite innocuously, why is it that this region doesn’t get enough attention in comparison to other mainstream states? Is there something wrong in the manner in which the national media covers the news? Don’t they equally pay attention to every region of this country? Or, is there a bigger systematic fault which we are not yet aware of?
Author: Pariz Pikul Googoi & Priyanku Hazarika
Pariz Pikul Gogoi (MA Student, Sociology)
Priyanku Hazarika (PhD Research Scholar, Sociology)
Tezpur University, Assam