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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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Review of 'Prey by the Ganges': All night long

Review of 'Prey by the Ganges': All night long
We are now in a new centoru, decades away from Bihar's feudal past and all its cruelty. that curtain, however, has not lifted. If anything, it lies thicker upon the ground: Hemant Kumar
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
Leaving the people out of journalism
Leaving the people out of journalism: There are many reasons why journalists are such a scantly-respected lot today, compared to even... Continue reading Leaving the people out of journalism
Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State
Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State: In a milieu where bedlam and mutual suspicion hold discourse to ransom, it is difficult not only to... Continue reading Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State
 
 
 
 
 
Random Items: Cinema
Amazon eyes Hollywood, crowd-sources scripts and films
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
Here’s another scare for Bangalore: Fluoride in water
March 22, 2012 | Here’s another scare for Bangalore: Fluoride in water: It’s not a problem as yet, but the first signs of trouble have been found by a bunch of schoolchildren. The issue is that of fluoride content in drinking water in the state. The Schools Water... Continue reading Here’s another scare for Bangalore: Fluoride in water
Random Items: Northeast
Assam elections: The only thing the BJP can do is communalise a situation
January 4, 2011 | Assam elections: The only thing the BJP can do is communalise a situation: You can trust the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to foment trouble anywhere. You can trust the Hindutva party to communalise any situation. It can create a Hindu-Muslim situation out of nothing. And... Continue reading Assam elections: The only thing the BJP can do is communalise a situation
 
Random Items: People
Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State
June 16, 2014 | Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State: In a milieu where bedlam and mutual suspicion hold discourse to ransom, it is difficult not only to find voices of sanity, it is as challenging to remain circumspect oneself. One invariably ends up... Continue reading Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State
Random Items: Wildlife
Malaria originated in gorillas and not chimpanzees: Study
September 23, 2010 | Malaria originated in gorillas and not chimpanzees: Study: Researchers have discovered that the most common form of human malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—may have originated in western lowland gorillas. The closest genetic match between malaria... Continue reading Malaria originated in gorillas and not chimpanzees: Study
Random Items: Women
What's it like to wear a burqa ― A young woman's experience
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