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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
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
April 11, 2014 | It’s about attitudes, not models: Now that the unbridled frenzy over Earth Hour – the most-hyped annual event the world perfunctorily celebrates – has petered out, it is time to look at the tokenist event through a prism of... Continue reading It’s about attitudes, not models
Random Items: Northeast
June 1, 2002 | Links of underdevelopment: It is fine to talk of development. It would be, perhaps, be better to talk of some preconditions – transport and communications, for instance. Those living in “mainland India”, cut off by the... Continue reading Links of underdevelopment
 
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
November 7, 2010 | What's it like to wear a burqa ― A young woman's experience: When the burqa debate was raging across the world, a young Pakistani women's rights activist, who doesn't wear a headscarf as a rule, travelled to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to see for herself what it... Continue reading What's it like to wear a burqa ― A young woman's experience