Veins Of Our Land

Boulder mining is changing the course of Himalayan streams and rivers, dumping released sand on downstream paddy fields which are the foodbowls of India’s northeast.

An Assamese woman fishes for gourami in the wetlands

Traditional bamboo bridge across a tributary of the Siang in Arunachal

The last of the handheld harpoon fishermen who hunt with the Gangetic dolphins in the Brahmaputra

Wetlands that connect to the mainstem of the Brahmaputra, called “beel” are the “kidneys” of the river, functioning as a fish nursery and a water filter. Beels are under threat, either sullied or reclaimed for development.