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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 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
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
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
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
Flashback: World cinema’s first superstar – the woman who refused to pay
October 2, 2011 | Flashback: World cinema’s first superstar – the woman who refused to pay: A little more than a 100 years ago, a 20-year-old girl who barely knew the facts of life, accidentally became pregnant. At the turn of the 20th century when the very idea of single mothers would have... Continue reading Flashback: World cinema’s first superstar – the woman who refused to pay
Random Items: Environment
Himalayas: Up there it’s getting warmer, faster
May 16, 2012 | Himalayas: Up there it’s getting warmer, faster: The Himalayas are warming more rapidly than the rest of the globe. Researchers have found that the average annual mean temperature during the 25-year period from 1982 to 2006 increased by 1.5°C,... Continue reading Himalayas: Up there it’s getting warmer, faster
Random Items: Northeast
Jatinga: The village where birds are said to commit suicide
September 5, 2011 | Jatinga: The village where birds are said to commit suicide: This tiny hamlet is a birdwatcher’s paradise. It’s also an ornithologist’s nightmare. For, Jatinga remains a place where birds are supposed to commit suicide. Jatinga village, inhabited... Continue reading Jatinga: The village where birds are said to commit suicide
 
Random Items: People
Poachers threaten world’s most isolated tribe, the Sentinelese of Andamans
September 23, 2010 | Poachers threaten world’s most isolated tribe, the Sentinelese of Andamans: Poachers targeting rich fishing grounds in the Andaman Islands are endangering the world’s most isolated tribe. More than a hundred iIllegal fishermen from Burma have been arrested in recent weeks.... Continue reading Poachers threaten world’s most isolated tribe, the Sentinelese of Andamans
Random Items: Wildlife
Jatinga: The village where birds are said to commit suicide
September 5, 2011 | Jatinga: The village where birds are said to commit suicide: This tiny hamlet is a birdwatcher’s paradise. It’s also an ornithologist’s nightmare. For, Jatinga remains a place where birds are supposed to commit suicide. Jatinga village, inhabited... Continue reading Jatinga: The village where birds are said to commit suicide
Random Items: Women
Kashmiri mothers’ never-ending search for their sons
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