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About Subir Ghosh
Subir GhoshSubir Ghosh is a Bangalore-based independent journalist-writer-researcher who writes about conflict, ethnicities, wildlife, human rights, women, poverty, media, and cinema. He is the author of one book, and has co-authored two with others. He started out his career in sales, before switching over to journalism in 1991. His first job as a journalist was with the Press Trust of India (PTI) in Kolkata. He joined The Telegraph daily in 1994, where he developed a keen interest in Northeast affairs. He shifted base to New Delhi in mid-1998, and handled publications and communications for a number of organisations. Subir's last stint with the mainstream media was with the Bangalore edition of DNA newspaper. MORE »
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The media is in a hurry to exonerate tea companies on their own

The Tea Board did not “trash the report;” it only “denied the allegations.” Photo: Petr Kratochvil / publicdomainpictures.net
When reportage is a disaster in itself : Memories of last year’s Uttarakhand catastrophe are a tad difficult to push under the rubble of... Continue reading When reportage is a disaster in itself
Review of 'Prey by the Ganges': All night long: It’s nice to be taken by surprise, once in a while, you know. Of course, one only has the... Continue reading Review of 'Prey by the Ganges': All night long
SC judgment on fatwas needs to be seen closely: Too much hot air is being blown into Monday’s Supreme Court judgment clarifying that fatwas are... Continue reading SC judgment on fatwas needs to be seen closely
 
 
 
Random Items: Cinema
November 27, 2011 | Flashback: The feature film’s coming of age: In the early years of film production, cinema as a medium did not threaten the cultural status quo. Non-fiction films had dominated and films were always exhibited in “respectable”... Continue reading Flashback: The feature film’s coming of age
Random Items: Environment
May 16, 2014 | On Narendra Modi, Varanasi and the Ganga: ​Unholy development: BJP leader Narendra Modi had been pulling out many cards from up his sleeve in the frenetic run for the prime minister’s post. The last of the aces were pulled up in the holy city of Varanasi,... Continue reading On Narendra Modi, Varanasi and the Ganga: ​Unholy development
Random Items: Northeast
September 9, 2011 | The ULFA of a new beginning: It made for a wonderful keepsake photo opportunity when leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) visited New Delhi for preliminary tripartite peace talks in August. There were smiles all... Continue reading The ULFA of a new beginning
 
Random Items: People
May 26, 2011 | WikiLeaks: India’s tribes are being ‘exploited and abused’: This ought to be slap on the face of the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government. American diplomats consider the Indian government "unwilling and unable" to "end the exploitation and victimisation" of the... Continue reading WikiLeaks: India’s tribes are being ‘exploited and abused’
Random Items: Wildlife
October 2, 2011 | India’s shores danger zone for 45% of threatened turtles: Almost half (45 per cent) of the world’s threatened sea turtle populations are found in the northern Indian Ocean. The study by top sea turtle experts have also determined that the most significant... Continue reading India’s shores danger zone for 45% of threatened turtles
Random Items: Women
May 20, 2011 | Kashmiri mothers’ never-ending search for their sons: It’s difficult for a journalist visiting Kashmir to return without meeting her. For, hers is one face of resilience in the 22-year Kashmir conflict. The unlettered Parveena Ahangar has been the... Continue reading Kashmiri mothers’ never-ending search for their sons