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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 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 9, 2011 | Flashback: The magic of cinema: In the beginning, of course, there was no cinema as we understand it today. It took 20 years for the novelty of 1895 to transform into an industry. The earliest films were inane snapshots, roughly a... Continue reading Flashback: The magic of cinema
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
November 8, 2010 | Amnesty and Gael García Bernal launch films on migrants in Mexico: Amnesty International and Mexican actor Gael García Bernal have launched a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico. The four films are being called The... Continue reading Amnesty and Gael García Bernal launch films on migrants in Mexico
Random Items: Wildlife
September 16, 2010 | Asian ‘unicorn’ sighted for first time in over 10 years : For the first time in more than 10 years, there has been a confirmed sighting of one of the rarest and most enigmatic animals in the world, the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) from the... Continue reading Asian ‘unicorn’ sighted for first time in over 10 years
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