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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 17, 2010 | Amazon eyes Hollywood, crowd-sources scripts and films: Amazon.com Inc is entering film production with a website that will allow aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers to submit scripts and films that could eventually hit the screens. The Web retail giant... Continue reading Amazon eyes Hollywood, crowd-sources scripts and films
Random Items: Environment
November 18, 2013 | You’ll be dammed if you talk about small hydel projects: It’s one thing for the corrupt and the indolent to circumvent the system. It’s quite another when the government itself subverts processes to serve vested interests. But that is just what the... Continue reading You’ll be dammed if you talk about small hydel projects
Random Items: Northeast
August 23, 2011 | We are totally committed to peaceful resolution of all issues: Isak Chishi Swu: Speech of Isak Chishi Swu, Yaruiwo (President) of the Government of the People's Republic of Nagalim (GPRN) on the occasion of the 65th Naga Independence Day celebrations, August 14, 2011. My dear... Continue reading We are totally committed to peaceful resolution of all issues: Isak Chishi Swu
 
Random Items: People
May 22, 2011 | So fur away that you just can't see: His misty eyes and weather-beaten face belie his age. As Mushtaq slouches back against the wall, he listens to us with a resigned look writ large on his gnarled visage. He gives the impression that... Continue reading So fur away that you just can't see
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