On the Brahmaputra’s Islets, Health Care Is as Unreliable as the Ground Underfoot

Cut off from the mainland year-round, the people of Assam’s ever-shifting river islands struggle with closed sub-centres, faraway hospitals, and illegal pharmacies.

Mar 24, 2021
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Image Credit: Amala Devi/WRI India/Hitesh Sonar for The Swaddle
AuthorVarsha Torgalkar

Varsha Torgalkar is an independent journalist based out of Pune. She covers social justice, gender, climate change, and travel for national and international news publications. She has covered the agrarian crisis in Marathwada and Vidarbha extensively and is interested in rural journalism. She holds a diploma in Journalism and a Master's degree in political science from Pune University. She is also an avid trekker and has successfully scaled Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Goecha La.